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Noun: Smuts
  1. South African statesman and soldier (1870-1950)
    - Jan Smuts, Jan Christian Smuts
Noun: smut  smút
  1. A black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
    - carbon black, lampblack, soot, crock
  2. Destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores
  3. Any fungus of the order Ustilaginales
    - smut fungus
  4. An offensive or indecent word or phrase
    - obscenity, vulgarism, filth, dirty word
  5. Creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire
    "she denounced the exposure of children to smut";
    - pornography, porn [informal], erotica
Verb: smut (smutted,smutting)  smút
  1. Make obscene
    "This line in the play smuts the entire act"
  2. Stain with a dirty substance, such as soot
  3. Become affected with smut
    "the corn smutted and could not be eaten"
  4. (farming) affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn

Type of: alter, atomic number 6, C, carbon, change, creation, creative activity, fungus, infect, mildew, modify, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], national leader, plant disease, pongo [Brit, informal], profanity, soldier, stain, statesman, statesperson, taint

Part of: order Ustilaginales, Ustilaginales

Encyclopedia: Smuts, Saskatchewan