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Webster 1913 Edition


Mildew

Mil′dew

,
Noun.
[AS.
meledeáw
; akin to OHG.
militou
, G.
mehlthau
,
mehltau
; prob. orig. meaning, honeydew; cf. Goth.
milip
honey. See
Mellifluous
, and
Dew
.]
(Bot.)
A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances.

Mil′dew

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Mildewed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Mildewing
.]
To taint with mildew;
as,
mildewed
clothing
.
He . . .
mildews
the white wheat.
Shakespeare

Mil′dew

,
Verb.
I.
To become tainted with mildew.

Webster 1828 Edition


Mildew

MIL'DEW

,
Noun.
[L. melligo, from mel, honey.]
1.
Honey dew; a thick, clammy, sweet juice, found on the leaves of plants, which is said to injure the plants by corroding them, or otherwise preventing them from coming to perfection.
2.
Spots on cloth or paper caused by moisture.

MIL'DEW

,
Verb.
T.
To taint with mildew.

Definition 2022


mildew

mildew

English

Noun

mildew (uncountable)

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

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Verb

mildew (third-person singular simple present mildews, present participle mildewing, simple past and past participle mildewed)

  1. (transitive) To taint with mildew.
  2. (intransitive) To become tainted with mildew.

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