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 for Bitter rot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rot \Rot\, n.
     1. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.
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     2. (Bot.) A disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood,
        supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See Bitter rot,
        Black rot, etc., below.
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     3. [Cf. G. rotz glanders.] A fatal distemper which attacks
        sheep and sometimes other animals. It is due to the
        presence of a parasitic worm in the liver or gall bladder.
        See 1st Fluke, 2.
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              His cattle must of rot and murrain die. --Milton.
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     Bitter rot (Bot.), a disease of apples, caused by the
        fungus Glaeosporium fructigenum. --F. L. Scribner.
     Black rot (Bot.), a disease of grapevines, attacking the
        leaves and fruit, caused by the fungus Laestadia
        Bidwellii. --F. L. Scribner.
     Dry rot (Bot.) See under Dry.
     Grinder's rot (Med.) See under Grinder.
     Potato rot. (Bot.) See under Potato.
     White rot (Bot.), a disease of grapes, first appearing in
        whitish pustules on the fruit, caused by the fungus
        Coniothyrium diplodiella. --F. L. Scribner.
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