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stinkhorn

[ stingk-hawrn ]
/ ˈstɪŋkˌhɔrn /
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noun

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

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Origin of stinkhorn

First recorded in 1715–25; stink + horn
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Example sentences from the Web for stinkhorn

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

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

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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