Stinkhorn Stink"horn`, n. (Bot.) A kind of fungus of the genus {Phallus}, which emits a fetid odor. [1913 Webster]

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  • stinkhorn — [stiŋk′hôrn΄] n. any of an order (Phallales) of foul smelling basidiomycetous fungi …   English World dictionary

  • stinkhorn — noun Date: circa 1724 any of various fetid basidiomycetous fungi (order Phallales, especially Phallus impudicus) having spores dispersed by insects …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stinkhorn — /stingk hawrn /, n. any of various rank smelling, brown capped mushrooms of the genus Phallus, esp. P. impudicus. [1715 25; STINK + HORN] * * * ▪ fungus order  any fungus of the order Phallales (phylum Basidiomycota, kingdom Fungi), typified by a …   Universalium

  • stinkhorn — noun Any fungus of the order Phallales which produce a foul scented, rod shaped mushroom …   Wiktionary

  • stinkhorn — noun a fungus with a rounded greenish brown gelatinous head that turns into a foul smelling slime containing the spores. [Family Phallaceae: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • stinkhorn — stink•horn [[t]ˈstɪŋkˌhɔrn[/t]] n. fng any rank smelling, brown capped mushrooms of the genus Phallus, esp P. impudicus[/ex] • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • stinkhorn — /ˈstɪŋkhɔn/ (say stingkhawn) noun any of various ill smelling fungi of the Phallus genus, which rely on carrion loving insects for spore dispersal …   Australian English dictionary

  • stinkhorn — n. any foul smelling fungus of the order Phallales …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog stinkhorn — noun a stinkhorn having a stalk without a cap; the slimy gleba is simply plastered on its surface near the apex where winged insects can find it • Syn: ↑Mutinus caninus • Hypernyms: ↑stinkhorn, ↑carrion fungus • Member Holonyms: ↑Phallales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • common stinkhorn — noun a common fungus formerly used in preparing a salve for rheumatism • Syn: ↑Phallus impudicus • Hypernyms: ↑stinkhorn, ↑carrion fungus • Member Holonyms: ↑Phallus, ↑genus Phallus …   Useful english dictionary

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