stinkhorn


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stink·horn

 (stĭngk′hôrn′)
n.
Any of several foul-smelling fungi of the order Phallales, such as Phallus impudicus or P. ravenelii, having a thick, cylindrical stalk and a narrow cap.

stinkhorn

(ˈstɪŋkˌhɔːn)
n
(Plants) any of various basidiomycetous saprotrophic fungi of the genus Phallus, such as P. impudicus, having an offensive odour

stink•horn

(ˈstɪŋkˌhɔrn)

n.
any rank-smelling, brown-capped mushrooms of the genus Phallus, esp. P. impudicus.
[1715–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stinkhorn - any of various ill-smelling brown-capped fungi of the order Phallalesstinkhorn - any of various ill-smelling brown-capped fungi of the order Phallales; "the foul smell of the stinkhorn attracts insects that carry the spores away on their feet"
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
order Phallales, Phallales - order of fungi comprising the stinkhorns and related forms whose mature hymenium is slimy and fetid; sometimes placed in subclass Homobasidiomycetes
common stinkhorn, Phallus impudicus - a common fungus formerly used in preparing a salve for rheumatism
Phallus ravenelii - this stinkhorn has a cap with a granulose surface at the apex and smells like decaying flesh
dog stinkhorn, Mutinus caninus - 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
Pseudocolus fusiformis, stinky squid - a stinkhorn of genus Pseudocolus; the fruiting body first resembles a small puffball that soon splits open to form a stalk with tapering arms that arch and taper to a common point
Translations

stinkhorn

[ˈstɪŋkˌhɔːn] n (fungus) → satirione m
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The section on rude and ridiculous names is a particular delight: the common stinkhorn fungus, scientifi-cally named Phallus impudicus, is not even the star of the show.
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