stinking smut(redirected from Common bunt)
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(Plant Pathology) a smut that affects wheat and is caused by the fungus Tilletia caries. Also called: bunt
1. (of a goat or calf) to push with the horns or head; butt.
2. to tap (a pitched baseball) close to home plate, usu. by facing the pitcher and allowing the ball to bounce off the bat.v.i.
3. to push something with the horns or head; butt.
4. to bunt a baseball.n.
5. a push with the head or horns; butt.
a. the act of bunting a baseball.
b. a bunted baseball.
[1760–70; orig. British dial.: push, strike; of obscure orig.]
1. the middle part of a square sail.
2. the part of a fishing net in which the catch is made.
[1575–85; orig. uncertain]
a smut disease of wheat in which the kernels are replaced by the black foul-smelling spores of fungi of the genus Tilletia. Also called stinking smut.
[1595–1605; earlier, puffball]
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|Noun||1.||stinking smut - disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores|
smut - destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores
|2.||stinking smut - similar to Tilletia caries|