finger-and-toe

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finger-and-toe (uncountable)

  1. The plant disease clubroot.
    • 1915, George Massee, Diseases of cultivated plants and trees, page 9:
      Thirty years later I proved, by a series of experiments conducted at Kew, that the organism causing 'finger-and-toe' in turnips, cabbages, etc., and other plants belonging to the crucifer family, required an acid medium for its development, and that an alkaline medium arrested its growth.