HyperDic: ergot

English > 2 senses of the word ergot:
NOUNstateergota plant disease caused by the ergot fungus
plantergot, Claviceps purpureaa fungus that infects various cereal plants forming compact black masses of branching filaments that replace many grains of the plant
ergot > pronunciation
Soundser'gaht
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English > ergot: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA plant disease caused by the ergot fungus.
Broaderplant diseaseA disease that affects plants
Spanishcarnezuelo
Catalanbanya de sègol, sègol banyut
English > ergot: 2 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningA fungus that infects various cereal plants forming compact black masses of branching filaments that replace many grains of the plant; source of medicinally important alkaloids and of lysergic acid.
SynonymClaviceps purpurea
Member ofClaviceps, genus Clavicepsfungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses
Narrowerrye ergotA sclerotium or hardened mass of mycelium
BroaderfungusAn organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter
Spanishclaviceps purpurea, cornezuelo
Catalanclaviceps purpurea
Adjectivesergoticrelating to or produced by ergot

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