- black spots1) N-COUNT If you describe a place, time, or part of a situation as a black spot, you mean that it is particularly bad or likely to cause problems. [BRIT]
There are recognised black spots in marriages which can lead to trouble...
Gainsborough is known as an unemployment blackspot.2) N-COUNT A black spot is a place on a road where accidents often happen. [BRIT]
The accident happened on a notorious black spot on the A43.
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Black Spot — or black spot may refer to:* Black Spot, a plant disease caused by a fungus * The Black Spot, a literary device in Treasure Island, a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson * A black spot in highway traffic safety administration, is a section of roadway … Wikipedia
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black spot — /blak spot / for 1; /blak spot / for 2 1. Plant Pathol. a disease of plants, characterized by black spots on the fruit and foliage, twig lesions, defoliation, and rotting, caused by any of several fungi, as Diplocarpon rosae, or bacteria. 2. Brit … Universalium
black spot — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms black spot : singular black spot plural black spots British 1) a) a place on a road where a lot of car accidents happen Gallows Corner is a notorious accident black spot. b) a place that has more problems than… … English dictionary
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black spot — noun 1》 Brit. a place marked by a particular problem: an accident black spot. 2》 a fungal or bacterial disease of plants, producing black blotches on the leaves … English new terms dictionary
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black spot — /ˈblæk spɒt/ (say blak spot) noun any of various fungal infections causing black spots on plant foliage … Australian English dictionary