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  Definition of Claviceps purpurea
  1. a fungus that infects various cereal plants forming compact black masses of branching filaments that replace many grains of the plant; source of medicinally important alkaloids and of lysergic acid
Similar Words: ergot

 

Hyponyms: rye ergot

 

Member Meronyms: Claviceps, genus Claviceps

 

 
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