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Meaning of smut

smut

Pronunciation: (smut), [key]
— n., v., smut•ted, smut•ting.
—n.
  1. a particle of soot; sooty matter.
  2. a black or dirty mark; smudge.
  3. indecent language or publications; obscenity.
    1. a disease of plants, esp. cereal grasses, characterized by the conversion of affected parts into black, powdery masses of spores, caused by fungi of the order Ustilaginales.
    2. a fungus causing this disease.
—v.t.
  1. to soil or smudge.
—v.i.
  1. to become affected with smut, as a plant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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