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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Anthracnose  \An*thrac"nose`\,  n.  [Gr.  ?,  ?,  carbuncle  +  ? 
  disease.]  (Bot.) 
  Any  one  of  several  fungus  diseases,  caused  by  parasitic 
  species  of  the  series  {Melanconiales},  attacking  the  bean, 
  grape,  melon,  cotton,  and  other  plants.  In  the  case  of  the 
  grape,  brown  concave  spots  are  formed  on  the  stem  and  fruit, 
  and  the  disease  is  called  {bird's-eye  rot}.