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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A fungus that infects various cereal plants forming compact black masses of branching filaments that replace many grains of the plant.

Usage examples (30)
  • Mold-induced food poisoning called ergot or ergotism.
  • Yes, corn ergot is somewhat rare, but you’ve probably seen it at least once in your life.
  • The most important of these so-called sympathicolytic substances are the alkaloids which are found in ergot.
  • As far as 'ergot', it would seem the hippie generation have all grown up and turned into editors! for more
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