head smut

noun

Definition of head smut

1 : a covered smut of corn and sorghum caused by a fungus (Sphacelotheca reiliana)
2 : any smut affecting the heads of grains or grasses

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“Head smut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20smut. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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