Smut

Definition of Smut

n.1.Foul matter, like soot or coal dust; also, a spot or soil made by such matter.
2.(Mining) Bad, soft coal, containing much earthy matter, found in the immediate locality of faults.
3.(Bot.) An affection of cereal grains producing a swelling which is at length resolved into a powdery sooty mass. It is caused by parasitic fungi of the genus Ustilago. Ustilago segetum, or U. Carbo, is the commonest kind; that of Indian corn is Ustilago maydis.
4.Obscene language; ribaldry; obscenity.
He does not stand upon decency . . . but will talk smut, though a priest and his mother be in the room.
- Addison.
Smut mill
a machine for cleansing grain from smut.
v. t.1.To stain or mark with smut; to blacken with coal, soot, or other dirty substance.
[imp. & p. p. Smutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Smutting.]
2.To taint with mildew, as grain.
3.To blacken; to sully or taint; to tarnish.
4.To clear of smut; as, to smut grain for the mill.
v. i.1.To gather smut; to be converted into smut; to become smutted.
2.To give off smut; to crock.

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