Meaning of spraing in English:


Pronunciation /spreɪŋ/


mass noun
  • A viral disease of potatoes characterized by curved lesions inside the tubers and rings or lesions on the leaves.

    ‘Once growers have encountered spraing in a particular field, it will prove difficult to eradicate.’
    • ‘Free-living nematodes are well known as the vectors of the tobacco rattle virus, causing spraing.’
    • ‘Early data indicates that Markies has a good resistance to spraing caused by tobacco rattle virus, transmitted by free living nematodes.’
    • ‘As the variety is susceptible to spraing and as the nematode is very likely to be present, it is prudent therefore to treat routinely.’


Early 16th century (originally Scots, denoting a brightly coloured stripe): apparently of Scandinavian origin; compare with Norwegian sprang ‘lace, fringe’.