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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A destructive disease of wheat caused by a rust fungus.
  • n. Any of several rust fungi of the genus Puccinia that cause this disease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A disease of wheat and other grasses caused by the rust fungus Puccinia graminis; also, the fungus itself.

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

  • n. rust fungus that attacks wheat

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