brown patch


Also found in: Dictionary.

brown patch

[′brau̇n ‚pach]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of grasses in golf greens and lawns caused by various soil-inhabiting species, typically producing brown circular areas surrounded by a band of grayish-black mycelia.
References in periodicals archive ?
There was a large white horse with a brown patch and a smaller brown one if that helps.
WHAT a shame a lovely sunny afternoon out was spoilt seeing a lovely white dog with a brown patch over each eye getting a vicious kick in its stomach from the owner.
He is white with a brown patch over one eye and answers to the name of Scrumpy.
The dogs are around two years old and one has been described as being white with a reddish brown patch on her back and a curly tail, while the other is brown with a section of fur missing from the back of her neck which is from a recent attack of mites.
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS: Common toads, with a broad, squat body covered in warts and skin that looks dry and varies from dark brown to grey or olive; Common frogs, with a slender body, short limbs, webbed toes and an obvious dark brown patch behind the eye, smooth damp skin varying in colour from grey, olive green, yellow or brown with darker patches; slowworms, with a long, snakelike body, eyelids (making them distinguishable from snakes), smooth, wet looking skin varying from grey, bronze and light brown; Common lizard with a long body and short legs, grey, brown, bronze or green skin and a line of white spots down the flanks.
I knew right away it was Star because she had a distinctive brown patch over one of her eyes.
June bugs: These ugly bugs stick to your screens and hover around yellow porch lights, but the real problem is their larvae (grubs), which eat the roots of your lawn, leaving a brown patch.
He is white with brown ears and has a brown patch around his left eye, a brown patch at the base of his tail and three large light brown or tan patches on his body.
If any of the fruits develops a brown patch at the point opposite the stem, it is `blossom end rot.
The city turned off the water supply and turned the volunteers' lovingly landscaped greenery into a parched brown patch of dead vegetation and dirt.
Cliff is mostly white with brown ears and a brown patch near its tail.
If you do find yourself with a brown patch then give it a good rub with a dry sponge and it should diminish.