Definition of Claviceps purpurea

1. Noun. A fungus that infects various cereal plants forming compact black masses of branching filaments that replace many grains of the plant; source of medicinally important alkaloids and of lysergic acid.

Exact synonyms: Ergot
Group relationships: Claviceps, Genus Claviceps
Specialized synonyms: Rye Ergot
Generic synonyms: Fungus
Derivative terms: Ergotic



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Claviceps Purpurea

Claude Shannon
Claudia
Claudio Monteverdi
Claudius
Claudius' cells
Claudius' fossa
Claudius I
Claudius Ptolemaeus
Claus
Clausen
Clausewitz
Clausewitzian
Clavariaceae
Claviceps purpurea (current term)
Clavicipitaceae
Clay
Claybrook's sign
Clayden
Claymate
Claymates
Claymore
Clayton
Claytonia
Claytonia caroliniana
Claytonia virginica
Claytons
Clean Language
Cleanthes

Literary usage of Claviceps purpurea

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1. Diseases of Field and Garden Crops by Worthington George Smith (1884)
"Claviceps purpurea, Tul., var. Wilsoni, W.Sm. No account of ergot would be complete without a description of a curious form of the germinating ergot of ..."

2. Diseases of Field and Garden Crops by Worthington George Smith (1884)
"Claviceps purpurea, Tul., var. Wilsoni, W.Sm. No account of ergot would be complete without a description of a curious form of the germinating ergot of ..."

3. A Course of Practical Instruction in Botany by Frederick Orpen Bower, Sydney Howard Vines (1887)
"Claviceps purpurea (Ergot). I. This Fungus is found infesting the ears of various Grasses : it is very prevalent on the Eye, and is commonly styled the ..."

4. Principles of Pharmacy by Henry Vinecome Arny (1917)
"These spores of Claviceps purpurea float through the air, ... In this manner the spores of Claviceps purpurea light upon the tender ovaries of the young rye ..."

5. The Stock-poisoning plants of Montana: A Preliminary Report by Victor King Chesnut, Earley Vernon Wilcox (1901)
"(Claviceps purpurea (Fr.) Tul.) Ergot is a parasitic fungus frequently occurring in Montana on ... Claviceps purpurea ..."

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