common stinkhorn


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Noun1.common stinkhorn - a common fungus formerly used in preparing a salve for rheumatismcommon stinkhorn - a common fungus formerly used in preparing a salve for rheumatism
genus Phallus, Phallus - genus of fungi having the cap or pileus hanging free around the stem
carrion fungus, stinkhorn - 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"
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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.