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 In September 2018, students from Fifth District Elementary School in Upperco identified a mushroom known as viscid violet cort, and Timonium Elementary schoolers found another type of mushroom known as the elegant stinkhorn. Cameron Goodnight, baltimoresun.com, 22 Apr. 2021 Many stinkhorn mushrooms grow during the rainy season, when sites are naturally wet. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 13 Mar. 2021 The best method for eliminating the stinkhorn from the yard is to dig it up or handpick it out. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, 25 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of stinkhorn

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stinkhorn was circa 1724

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“Stinkhorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stinkhorn. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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