wheat rust

wheat rust
noun Date: 1870 a destructive disease of wheat caused by rust fungi; also a fungus (as Puccinia graminis) causing a wheat rust

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  • Wheat rust — A disease of wheat and other grasses caused by the rust fungus {Puccinia graminis}; also, the fungus itself. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wheat rust — wheat′ rust n. ppa any of several diseases of wheat caused by rust fungi of the genus Puccinia[/ex] • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • wheat rust — n. a disease of wheat, caused by various rust fungi; esp., any of numerous stem rusts caused by a fungus (Puccinia graminis) harbored by certain barberries …   English World dictionary

  • wheat rust — noun rust fungus that attacks wheat • Syn: ↑Puccinia graminis • Hypernyms: ↑rust, ↑rust fungus • Member Holonyms: ↑Puccinia, ↑genus Puccinia * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheat rust — Plant Pathol. any of several diseases of wheat caused by rust fungi of the genus Puccinia. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Wheat leaf rust — Taxobox image caption = Symptons of wheat leaf rust name = Puccinia triticina regnum = Fungi phylum = Basidiomycota classis = Urediniomycetes ordo = Uredinales familia = Pucciniaceae genus = Puccinia species = P. triticina binomial = Puccinia… …   Wikipedia

  • rust fungus — noun any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants • Syn: ↑rust • Hypernyms: ↑fungus • Hyponyms: ↑flax rust, ↑flax rust fungus, ↑Melampsora lini, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheat stem rust — noun : wheat rust 1a …   Useful english dictionary

  • rust — /rust/, n. 1. Also called iron rust. the red or orange coating that forms on the surface of iron when exposed to air and moisture, consisting chiefly of ferric hydroxide and ferric oxide formed by oxidation. 2. any film or coating on metal caused …   Universalium

  • Wheat mildew — may be ranked as a wheat disease which affects the ear, and is brought on by causes somewhat similar to those which occasion blight, though at a more advanced period of the season. If this disorder comes on immediately after the first appearance… …   Wikipedia

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