Definition of Head smut

1. Noun. Smut fungus attacking heads of corn or sorghum and causing a covered smut.

Exact synonyms: Sphacelotheca Reiliana
Generic synonyms: Smut, Smut Fungus
Group relationships: Genus Sphacelotheca, Sphacelotheca



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Head Smut

head over heels
head presentation
head process
head protective devices
head register
head restraint
head rhyme
head rhymes
head roll
head rolls
head rush
head scratcher
head sea
head shop
head shops
head smut (current term)
head south
head start
head starts
head tax
head teacher
head tetanus
head to head
head to toe
head to wind
head tone
head trip
head up
head voice

Literary usage of Head smut

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1. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"head smut destroys the entire head, which, as it emerges from the sheath, is practically a mass of smut spores covered with a whitish membrane. ..."

2. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"head smut destroys the entire head, which, as it emerges from the sheath, is practically a mass of smut spores covered with a whitish membrane. ..."

3. Minnesota Plant Diseases by Edward Monroe Freeman (1905)
"The head smut can be distinguished from the grain-smut by this habit. ... (See also head smut of Sorghum.) A few experiments on this smut have indicated ..."

4. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1921)
"... head smut (Sphacelotheca ... head smut (Sphacelotheca), smut ( Ustilago zeae) ; (4) on Italian millet, downy mildew ..."

5. Contributions by Brooklyn Botanic Garden (1922)
"Observations on the head-smut ... However, only eight varieties of sorghum showed conspicuous susceptibility to the head-smut: Brown durra (SPI 17537) ..."

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