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- Loose smut
noun 1. a disease of cereal grasses caused by smut fungi of the genus Ustilago, in which powdery spore masses replace the host tissue
[loos-strahyf] /ˈlusˌstraɪf/ noun 1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Lysimachia, of the primrose family, having clusters of usually yellow flowers, as L. vulgaris (garden loosestrife) or L. quadrifolia (whorled loosestrife) 2. any of several plants belonging to the genus Lythrum, of the loosestrife family. /ˈluːsˌstraɪf/ noun 1. any of various primulaceous plants […]
noun 1. the plant family Lythraceae, characterized by herbaceous plants, shrubs, and trees having usually opposite or whorled, simple leaves, clusters of flowers, and fruit in the form of a capsule, and including the crape myrtle, loosestrifes of the genus Lythrum, and the henna shrub.
[loos-tuhngd] /ˈlusˈtʌŋd/ adjective 1. unrestrained or irresponsible in speech; given to gossiping. adjective 1. careless or irresponsible in talking