loose smut
noun Date: 1890 a smut disease of grains in which the entire head is transformed into a dusty mass of spores

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • loose smut — n. any of various diseases of cereal grasses caused by smut fungi (esp. genus Ustilago) that cover the plant with dustlike masses of spores * * * …   Universalium

  • loose smut — n. any of various diseases of cereal grasses caused by smut fungi (esp. genus Ustilago) that cover the plant with dustlike masses of spores …   English World dictionary

  • Loose smut — Taxobox color = lightblue name = Ustilago nuda regnum = Fungi phylum = Basidiomycota classis = Ustilaginomycetes subclassis = Ustilaginomycetidae ordo = Ustilaginales familia = Ustilaginaceae genus = Ustilago species = U. nuda binomial = Ustilago …   Wikipedia

  • loose smut — noun 1. disease of grains; the entire head is a dusty mass of spores • Hypernyms: ↑smut 2. a smut fungus of the genus Ustilago causing a smut disease of grains in which the entire head is transformed into a dusty mass of spores • Hypernyms: ↑smut …   Useful english dictionary

  • False loose smut — Taxobox color = lightblue name = Ustilago nigra regnum = Fungi phylum = Basidiomycota classis = Ustilaginomycetes subclassis = Ustilaginomycetidae ordo = Ustilaginales familia = Ustilaginaceae genus = Ustilago species = U. nigra binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Smut (fungus) — The smuts are fungi, mostly Ustilaginomycetes (of the class Teliomycetae, subphylum Basidiomycota), that cause plant disease.Smuts affect grasses, notably including cereal crops such as maize. They initially attack the plant s reproductive system …   Wikipedia

  • smut fungus — noun any fungus of the order Ustilaginales • Syn: ↑smut • Derivationally related forms: ↑smut (for: ↑smut) • Hypernyms: ↑fungus • H …   Useful english dictionary

  • smut — A fungal disease of cereal grains caused by species of Ustilago and characterized by dark brown or black masses of spores on the plants; e.g., corn s. (U. maydis); loose s. of wheat (U. nuda) * * * smut smət n any of various destructive diseases… …   Medical dictionary

  • Covered smut (barley) — Ustilago hordei Result of covered smut on oat (1) and barley (2), illustration published in M. Cilenšek: Naše škodljive rastline (1892) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • covered smut — noun a smut fungus causing a smut disease of grains in which the spore masses are covered or held together by the grain membranes • Hypernyms: ↑smut, ↑smut fungus * * * noun : a smut disease of grains in which the spore masses are covered or held …   Useful english dictionary

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