Definition of stinking smut in US English:

stinking smut


  • another term for bunt
    • ‘Common bunt or stinking smut is caused by the seed-borne fungus Tilletia laevis.’
    • ‘Some wheat seed treatments that can be used to prevent common bunt, stinking smut and seedling blight.’
    • ‘In addition when common bunt or stinking smut aren't identified in the seed, the results can be disastrous and the wheat unharvestable.’
    • ‘The smut diseases include stinking smut (common bunt) of wheat, loose smut of wheat and spelt, and the loose and covered smuts of oats and barley.’
    • ‘Common spelt is not resistant to loose or stinking smut.’