corn smut


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a smut species that resembles ergot of rye in its metabolic action; its black spores on the ears of corn are dispersed by wind and can cause contamination of laboratory cultures.

corn smut

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They all think I'm nuts to be trying to sell corn smut."
Corn smut is "perfectly delicious, with an inky, mushroomy flavor that is almost impossible to describe," she writes in The Cuisines of Mexico.
* A fungal disease called "corn smut" causes kernels to become black, swollen and distorted.
(**)Huitlacoche, pronounced (wee-tlah-KOH-cheh) also known as Corn Smut in the United States, is a fungus that grows on corn.