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wheat rust

noun Plant Pathology.
  1. any of several diseases of wheat caused by rust fungi of the genus Puccinia.
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Origin of wheat rust

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for wheat rust

Historical Examples of wheat rust

  • This epiphyte, too, is very different in structure from wheat-rust.

    Science and Practice in Farm Cultivation

    James Buckman

  • Even the law took cognisance of the danger of wheat-rust in 1660 in Rouen (Loverdo).

    Disease in Plants

    H. Marshall Ward

British Dictionary definitions for wheat rust

wheat rust

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