corn smut

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Synonyms for corn smut

a smut fungus attacking Indian corn

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Cuitlacoche is a fungus that attacks ears of corn and makes the kernels swell to 10 times their normal size.
Castaneda's wife, Hortensia, oversees the kitchen and menu, which draws on family recipes for such specialties as sopa de tortilla garnished with chicharron (pork crackling) and dark, dried chilies; pollo al mole (chicken in Puebla-style chocolate sauce); and quesadillas de cuitlacoche (tortillas stuffed with blue corn mold).
However, it's a delicacy called cuitlacoche (kweet-la-COH-chay) in Mexico, where it's used as a filling for crepes, omelettes and puddings, and in soups and sauces.