grain smut


grain smut
noun
: a smut that attacks a cereal grass; especially : a kernel smut as distinguished from one invading the entire inflorescence

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Smut — Smut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smutting}.] 1. To stain or mark with smut; to blacken with coal, soot, or other dirty substance. [1913 Webster] 2. To taint with mildew, as grain. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To blacken; to sully …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smut — Smut, n. [Akin to Sw. smuts, Dan. smuds, MHG. smuz, G. schmutz, D. smet a spot or stain, smoddig, smodsig, smodderig, dirty, smodderen to smut; and probably to E. smite. See {Smite}, v. t., and cf. {Smitt}, {Smutch}.] 1. Foul matter, like soot or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smut mill — Smut Smut, n. [Akin to Sw. smuts, Dan. smuds, MHG. smuz, G. schmutz, D. smet a spot or stain, smoddig, smodsig, smodderig, dirty, smodderen to smut; and probably to E. smite. See {Smite}, v. t., and cf. {Smitt}, {Smutch}.] 1. Foul matter, like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smut — n. & v. n. 1 a small flake of soot etc. 2 a spot or smudge made by this. 3 obscene or lascivious talk, pictures, or stories. 4 a a fungous disease of cereals in which parts of the ear change to black powder. b any fungus of the order… …   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

  • smut ball — noun a grain of cereal affected by smut …   English new terms dictionary

  • smut mill — noun a machine for removing smut from cereal grain …   English new terms dictionary

  • smut mill — noun : a machine to rid grain of smut …   Useful english 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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