boil smut


Definition of boil smut

: the common smut of Indian corn caused by a fungus (Ustilago maydis) and characterized by grayish white swellings that rupture to expose a black spore mass

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“Boil smut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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