Wheat-rust meaning

Any of several diseases of wheat caused by rust fungi, especially a destructive stem rust characterized by reddish blisters that turn black at the end of the growing season.
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Any of several rust fungi of the genus Puccinia that cause these diseases, especially a form of P. graminis that affects stems.
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A disease of wheat, caused by various rust fungi; esp., any of numerous stem rusts caused by a fungus (Puccinia graminis) harbored by certain barberries.
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