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Definition 1: any of various ill-smelling brown-capped fungi of the order Phallales - [noun denoting plant]

Samples where stinkhorn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the foul smell of the stinkhorn attracts insects that carry the spores away on their feet

Synonyms for stinkhorn in the sense of this definition

(stinkhorn is a kind of ...) an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

(... is a kind of stinkhorn ) a common fungus formerly used in preparing a salve for rheumatism

(... is a kind of stinkhorn ) this stinkhorn has a cap with a granulose surface at the apex and smells like decaying flesh

(... is a kind of stinkhorn ) a stinkhorn having a stalk without a cap; the slimy gleba is simply plastered on its surface near the apex where winged insects can find it

(... is a kind of stinkhorn ) a stinkhorn of genus Pseudocolus; the fruiting body first resembles a small puffball that soon splits open to form a stalk with tapering arms that arch and taper to a common point

(... is a member of stinkhorn) order of fungi comprising the stinkhorns and related forms whose mature hymenium is slimy and fetid; sometimes placed in subclass Homobasidiomycetes

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