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Claviceps


Claviceps

noun Clav·i·ceps \ˈklav-ə-ˌseps\

Definition of CLAVICEPS

:  a genus of ascomycetous fungi (family Hypocreaceae) parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses and forming characteristic sclerotia from which arise the ascus-bearing heads
February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
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