stinkhorn

[ stingk-hawrn ]
/ ˈstɪŋkˌhɔrn /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. stinkardly,
  2. stinkaroo,
  3. stinkball,
  4. stinkbug,
  5. stinker,
  6. stinking,
  7. stinking ash,
  8. stinking badger,
  9. stinking cedar,
  10. stinking chamomile

Origin of stinkhorn

First recorded in 1715–25; stink + horn

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British Dictionary definitions for stinkhorn

stinkhorn

/ (ˈstɪŋkˌhɔːn) /

noun

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