char'coal rot"

a disease of plants, esp. sorghum, corn, etc., characterized by basal stem lesions and a black discoloration and dry rot of the internal tissues at the base of the stem and upper roots, caused by a fungus, Macrophomina phaseoli.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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