rusty mottle

rusty mottle

[′rəs·tē ′mäd·əl]
(plant pathology)
A virus disease of cherry characterized by retarded development of blossoms and leaves in the spring, followed by necrotic spotting and shot-holing of the foliage with considerable defoliation.
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