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a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
atomic number 6
an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
an offensive or indecent word or phrase
lewd or obscene talk or writing
a preoccupation with obscenity (especially that dealing with excrement or excretory functions)
vulgar or irreverent speech or action
creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire
the illegal use of children in pornographic pictures or films
the human act of creating
destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores
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disease of grains; the entire head is a dusty mass of spores
disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
smut affecting leaves and stems of cereals and other grasses
disease of rice; grains covered by a green powder consisting of conidia
a disease that affects plants
any fungus of the order Ustilaginales
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a smut fungus causing a smut disease of grains in which the spore masses are covered or held together by the grain membranes
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
a smut fungus attacking Indian corn
genus of smut fungus
smut fungus attacking heads of corn or sorghum and causing a covered smut
fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores
similar to Tilletia caries
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
a common smut attacking Indian corn causing greyish white swellings that rupture to expose a black spore mass
wheat flag smut
fungus affecting leaves and stems of wheat
an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
stain with a dirty substance, such as soot
produce or leave stains
become affected with smut
and could not be eaten”
become moldy; spoil due to humidity
affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn
contaminate with a disease or microorganism
“This line in the play
the entire act”
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
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