Definitions for mildewˈmɪlˌdu, -ˌdyu
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mildew, mold, mould(noun)
the process of becoming mildewed
a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter
become moldy; spoil due to humidity
"The furniture molded in the old house"
A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances.
To taint with mildew.
He . . . mildews the white wheat. --William Shakespeare
To become tainted with mildew.
Origin: meledeaw (cf. West Frisian moaldau, Dutch meeldauw, German Mehltau), compound of 'honey' and 'dew'. More at dew.
a growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances
to taint with mildew
to become tainted with mildew
Origin: [AS. meledew; akin to OHG. militou, G. mehlthau, mehltau; prob. orig. meaning, honeydew; cf. Goth. milip honey. See Mellifluous, and Dew.]
In horticulture, mildew is fungi in the order Erysiphales. It is also used more generally to mean mold growth. In Old English, it meant honeydew, and later came to mean mildew in the modern sense of mold or fungus.
Translations for mildew
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- plesnivět, plíseň, zplesnivětCzech
- schimmeln, verschimmeln, Mehltau, SchimmelGerman
- mildiu, enmohecer, mohoSpanish
- homehduttaa, homehtua, homeFinnish
- skimmelWestern Frisian
- caonach liathIrish
- aurūgō, rōbīgōLatin
- kūpā, kāhekahekaMāori
- míldio, mofoPortuguese
- плесневеть, плесеньRussian
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