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stinkhorn

[ stingk-hawrn ]

noun

  1. any of various rank-smelling, brown-capped mushrooms of the genus Phallus, especially P. impudicus.


stinkhorn

/ ˈstɪŋkˌhɔːn /

noun

  1. any of various basidiomycetous saprotrophic fungi of the genus Phallus, such as P. impudicus, having an offensive odour


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Word History and Origins

Origin of stinkhorn1

First recorded in 1715–25; stink + horn
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Example Sentences

Amongst these is the fetid odour of the common stinkhorn, which is intensified in the more beautiful and curious Clathrus.

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