Definition of Powdery

1. Adjective. Consisting of fine particles. "Pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding"

Exact synonyms: Fine-grained, Powdered, Pulverised, Pulverized, Small-grained
Similar to: Fine
Derivative terms: Powder, Powderiness



2. Adjective. As if dulled in color with a sprinkling of powder. "A powdery blue"
Similar to: Light, Light-colored

Definition of Powdery

1. a. Easily crumbling to pieces; friable; loose; as, a powdery spar.

Definition of Powdery

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to powder. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Powdery

1. resembling powder [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Powdery

powderier
powderiness
powdering
powdering tub
powderings
powderise
powderize
powderkeg
powderkegs
powderless
powderlike
powdermill
powdermills
powderpuff
powders
powdery (current term)
powdery mildew
powdike
powdikes
powdre
powdres
powdry
powellite
power
power-broker
power-brokers
power-dive

Literary usage of Powdery

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1. Manual of Tree Diseases by William Howard Rankin (1918)
"Several leaf-spots and one powdery mildew affect the leaves occasionally. The sapwood may be destroyed and the trees killed where woodpeckers damage the ..."

2. Manual of Tree Diseases by William Howard Rankin (1918)
"powdery MILDEW Caused by Uncinula salicis (DC.) Winter The powdery mildew of poplar leaves is found throughout the United States, but no great damage is ..."

3. Minnesota Plant Diseases by Edward Monroe Freeman (1905)
"The sac-capsules are large compared with most other Minnesota powdery mildews. They are black in color and have a ring of numerous, colorless, ..."

4. Annales Mycologici (1904)
"The patches of mycelium comparatively few and scarcely powdery; a few minute flecks of ... Virulent infection apparent; leaves with numerous large powdery ..."

5. Botany for High Schools by George Francis Atkinson (1912)
"(This stage of the powdery mildews, however, is very easy to obtain and study. ... The powdery mildews are very common and conspicuous fungi parasitic upon ..."

6. Manual of Fruit Diseases by Lexemuel Ray Hesler, Herbert Hice Whetzel (1917)
"Apple powdery-mildew has a wide geographical range over the world. It has been reported from Europe (Germany, Austria- Hungary and Russia), Asia (Japan), ..."

7. Manual of Fruit Diseases by Lexemuel Ray Hesler, Herbert Hice Whetzel (1917)
"Apple powdery-mildew has a wide geographical range over the world. It has been reported from Europe (Germany, Austria- Hungary and Russia), Asia (Japan), ..."

8. A Manual of Diseases of Tropical Acacias in Australia, South-east Asia and India by Kenneth M. Old (2000)
"On acacias, powdery mildew is found on the phyllodes, mainly of plants in the ... Gibson (1975) reported four powdery mildews of acacias but these did not ..."

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