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wheat rust

noun, Plant Pathology
any of several diseases of wheat caused by rust fungi of the genus Puccinia.
Origin of wheat rust
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for wheat rust
  • Wheat supplies are already failing world wide because of wheat rust, a plant disease.
  • Rapid global spread of two aggressive strains of a wheat rust fungus.
British Dictionary definitions for wheat rust

wheat rust

a rust fungus, Puccinia graminis, that attacks cereals, esp wheat, and the barberry
the disease caused by this fungus
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