from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of pyrenomycetous fungi parasitic upon the seeds of various grasses and sedges. C. purpurea produces the ergot of rye. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun a genus of fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses.
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- noun fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses
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Before winter comes the claviceps falls to the ground as do the other seeds.