Botrytis meaning

bō-trītĭs
Any of various fungi of the genus Botrytis responsible for numerous diseases of fruits and vegetables.
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Noble rot.
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A plant disease that blackens flower buds, caused by a gray mold (genus Botrytis) that is used in winemaking.
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The fungus Botrytis cinerea that is responsible for the formation of noble rot.
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Origin of botrytis

  • New Latin genus name from Greek botrus bunch of grapes

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition