stinking smut
noun Date: circa 1891 bunt IV

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stinking smut — ☆ stinking smut n. BUNT2 …   English World dictionary

  • stinking smut — noun 1. disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores • Syn: ↑bunt • Hypernyms: ↑smut 2. similar to Tilletia caries • Syn: ↑bunt, ↑Tilletia foetida …   Useful english dictionary

  • stinking smut — /stɪŋkɪŋ ˈsmʌt/ (say stingking smut) noun a type of smut on wheat; bunt …   Australian English dictionary

  • stinking smut — stink′ing smut′ n. ppa bunt III • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • stinking smut — Plant Pathol. bunt3. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • smut ball — noun 1. : the spore mass into which the ovary of the host is converted by the stinking smut organism compare bunt II 2. : puffball * * * smut ball, 1. the ball of black powder into which an ear of grain is changed by the smut fungus. 2. =… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stinkingsmut — stinking smut n. See bunt3. * * * …   Universalium

  • bunt — bunt1 bunter, n. /bunt/, v.t. 1. (of a goat or calf) to push with the horns or head; butt. 2. Baseball. to bat (a pitched ball) very gently so that it rolls into the infield close to home plate, usually by holding the bat loosely in hands spread… …   Universalium

  • Common bunt — Common bunt, also known as stinking smut and covered smut is a disease of both spring and winter wheats. It is caused by two very closely related fungi, Tilletia tritici (syn. Tilletia caries) and T. laevis (syn. T. foetida). Contents 1 Symptoms… …   Wikipedia

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