from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various fungi of the genus Botrytis responsible for numerous diseases of fruits and vegetables.
- n. Noble rot.
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- n. The fungus Botrytis cinerea that is responsible for the formation of noble rot
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of mucedinous fungi, usually growing upon dead wood and leaves, characterized by the somewhat dendroid mode of branching of the fertile hyphæ, which bear simple spores more or less grouped near the tips.
New Latin, genus name, from Greek botrus, bunch of grapes.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)