loose smut

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loose smut

n
(Plant Pathology) a disease of cereal grasses caused by smut fungi of the genus Ustilago, in which powdery spore masses replace the host tissue
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Noun1.loose smut - disease of grainsloose smut - disease of grains; the entire head is a dusty mass of spores
smut - destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores
2.loose smut - 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
smut fungus, smut - any fungus of the order Ustilaginales
genus Ustilago, Ustilago - type genus of the Ustilaginaceae; genus comprising the loose smuts
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