Definition of Mildew

1. Noun. The process of becoming mildewed.

Exact synonyms: Mold, Mould
Generic synonyms: Spoilage, Spoiling
Derivative terms: Mold



2. Verb. Become moldy; spoil due to humidity. "The furniture molded in the old house"
Exact synonyms: Mold
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Smut, Dry-rot
Derivative terms: Mold, Mold

3. Noun. A fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter.
Specialized synonyms: Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew, False Mildew
Generic synonyms: Fungus

Definition of Mildew

1. n. A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances.

2. v. t. To taint with mildew.

3. v. i. To become tainted with mildew.

Definition of Mildew

1. Noun. A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances. ¹

2. Verb. To taint with mildew. ¹

3. Verb. To become tainted with mildew. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mildew

1. to affect with mildew (a whitish growth produced by fungi) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Mildew

1. A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colours, found on various diseased or decaying substances. Origin: AS. Meledeaw; akin to OHG. Militou, G. Mehlthau, mehltau; prob. Orig. Meaning, honeydew; cf. Goth. Milip honey. See Mellifluous, and Dew. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mildew

mild
mild-mannered
mild ale
mild and bitter
mild foetal bradycardia
mild mercurial ointment
mild silver protein
mild steel
milded
milden
mildened
mildening
mildens
milder
mildest
mildew (current term)
mildewcidal
mildewcide
mildewcides
mildewed
mildewicide
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mildewing
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mildewy
milding
mildish
mildly
mildness
mildnesses

Literary usage of Mildew

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1. Annual Report by Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station (1910)
"ROSE mildew. By JBS NORTON and THOS. H. WHITE. Powdery mildew is one of the most common and injurious diseases of roses, wherever they are grown. ..."

2. Fungous Diseases of Plants, with Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"WHIPPLE, OB Peach mildew. Colo. Agl. Exp. Sta. Built. 107: 1-7. pis. ... mildew ON PEACHES This mildew covers the leaves, especially the young leaves and ..."

3. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1860)
"EDITOR'S TABLE. ibmm mildew Attack any grape-vines under ray charge but once, some three years ago, and then slightly ; it was on the variety railed White ..."

4. The American Rose Annual by American Rose Society (1922)
"Black-Spot and mildew of Roses By LM MASSEY, Plant Pathologist, Cornell University EDITOR'S NOTE.—More inquiries have been received by the Editor as to the ..."

5. The American Rose Annual by American Rose Society (1922)
"Black-Spot and mildew of Roses By LM MASSEY, Plant Pathologist, Cornell University EDITOR'S NOTE.—More inquiries have been received by the Editor as to the ..."

6. Practical Floriculture: A Guide to the Successful Cultivation of Florists by Peter Henderson (1911)
"mildew. Opinions as to the cause of mildew are varied and somewhat contradictory. My view is, that mildew being a fungus growth, its seeds or spores are ..."

7. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Phytophthora infestan» is the downy mildew of the potato, causing the disease known as ... Erysiphe communie is a very common mildew on various Leguminosa, ..."

8. Manual of Fruit Diseases by Lexemuel Ray Hesler, Herbert Hice Whetzel (1917)
"Its surface becomes covered with powdery-mildew, as described for the leaves. ... The powdery- mildew growth is composed of mycelium, conidiophores and ..."

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