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  • n. Any of the genus Ustilago of smut fungi parasitic on grasses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of parasitic fungi, the type of the order Ustilagine√¶, causing, under the name of smut, some of the most destructive of the fungus-diseases of plants.
  • n. [lowercase] Smut. See smut, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Ustilaginaceae; genus comprising the loose smuts

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From the genus name. (Wiktionary)

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