corn smut


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Synonyms for corn smut

a smut fungus attacking Indian corn

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Ricin toxin and the antiplant agents wheat bunt and corn smut were also produced.
They all think I'm nuts to be trying to sell corn smut.
There is, of course, truth in the claim that these horrendous episodes are not communism but distortions of communism just as we might say that corn smut is not corn but a disease of corn.
And if ethnobotanist Kevin Dahl has his way, this much-maligned fungus -- known as corn smut -- will soon become part of American nouvelle cuisine.