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Synonyms of ergot

Noun


1. ergot, plant disease

usage: a plant disease caused by the ergot fungus

2. ergot, Claviceps purpurea, fungus

usage: a 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

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