stinkhorn

noun
stink·​horn | \ ˈstiŋk-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce stinkhorn (audio) \

Definition of stinkhorn

: any of various fetid basidiomycetous fungi (order Phallales, especially Phallus impudicus) having spores dispersed by insects

Examples of stinkhorn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The best method for eliminating the stinkhorn from the yard is to dig it up or handpick it out. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Stinkhorn fungus lives up to its name," 25 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of stinkhorn

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

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“Stinkhorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stinkhorn. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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