• WordNet 3.6
    • n sclerotinia any fungus of the genus Sclerotinia; some causing brown rot diseases in plants
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sclerotinia A genus of discomycetous fungi having smooth-stalked, funnel or saucer-shaped ascocarps arising from sclerotia. The ascospores are unicellular and hyaline. Many of the species are parasitic on fruit of ericaceous plants. The conidial forms have been described as Botrytis and Monilia. S. Fuckeliana, the vine-sclerotinia, attacks various plants but especially the grape, destroying leaves, stems, and fruit. S. Trifoliorum attacks leaves and stems of clover and S. fructigena is the ascigerous form of the fruit-mold or Monilia of peaches and other fruits.
    • n sclerotinia A fungus of the genus Sclerotinia.
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In literature:

It is called by some authors Sclerotinia tuberosa.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
It includes many important genera, such as Dasyscypha, Peziza, and Sclerotinia.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various