a plant disease that blackens flower buds, caused by a gray mold (genus Botrytis) that is used in winemaking
Origin of botrytisfrom Classical Greek botrys: see botryoidal
- Any of various fungi of the genus Botrytis responsible for numerous diseases of fruits and vegetables.
- Noble rot.
Origin of botrytisNew Latin genus name from Greek botrus bunch of grapes
- The fungus Botrytis cinerea that is responsible for the formation of noble rot