smut

Definitions of smut
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n a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink

Synonyms:
carbon black, crock, lampblack, soot
Type of:
C, atomic number 6, carbon
an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds

n an offensive or indecent word or phrase

Synonyms:
dirty word, filth, obscenity, vulgarism
Types:
bawdry, bawdy
lewd or obscene talk or writing
scatology
a preoccupation with obscenity (especially that dealing with excrement or excretory functions)
Type of:
profanity
vulgar or irreverent speech or action

n creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire

Synonyms:
erotica, porn, porno, pornography
Types:
child pornography, kiddie porn, kiddy porn
the illegal use of children in pornographic pictures or films
Type of:
creation, creative activity
the human act of creating

n destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores

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loose smut
disease of grains; the entire head is a dusty mass of spores
bunt, stinking smut
disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
flag smut
smut affecting leaves and stems of cereals and other grasses
false smut, green smut
disease of rice; grains covered by a green powder consisting of conidia
Type of:
plant disease
a disease that affects plants

n any fungus of the order Ustilaginales

Synonyms:
smut fungus
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covered smut
a smut fungus causing a smut disease of grains in which the spore masses are covered or held together by the grain membranes
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
corn smut, cornsmut
a smut fungus attacking Indian corn
Sphacelotheca, genus Sphacelotheca
genus of smut fungus
Sphacelotheca reiliana, head smut
smut fungus attacking heads of corn or sorghum and causing a covered smut
Tilletia caries, bunt
fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores
Tilletia foetida, bunt, stinking smut
similar to Tilletia caries
Urocystis cepulae, onion smut
smut fungus causing blackish blisters on scales and leaves of onions; especially destructive to seedlings
flag smut fungus
a smut fungus causing a smut in cereals and other grasses that chiefly affects leaves and stems and is characterized chains of sori within the plant tissue that later rupture releasing black masses of spores
Ustilago maydis, boil smut
a common smut attacking Indian corn causing greyish white swellings that rupture to expose a black spore mass
Urocystis tritici, wheat flag smut
fungus affecting leaves and stems of wheat
Type of:
fungus
an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

v stain with a dirty substance, such as soot

Type of:
stain
produce or leave stains

v become affected with smut

“the corn smutted and could not be eaten”
Type of:
mildew, mold
become moldy; spoil due to humidity

v affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn

Type of:
infect, taint
contaminate with a disease or microorganism

v make obscene

“This line in the play smuts the entire act”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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