wheat rust


noun Plant Pathology.

any of several diseases of wheat caused by rust fungi of the genus Puccinia.

Origin of wheat rust

First recorded in 1880–85
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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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