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mildew

[AS. mildeaw]
Lay term for a discoloration or superficial coating on various materials caused by the growth of fungi. It occurs in damp conditions.

mildew

  1. a plant disease caused by a fungus.
  2. any fungus, such as Erysiphe, that causes cereal mildew.
  3. a fungus in the mycelial state, growing over a substrate without obvious fruiting bodies.
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To combat fungus diseases such as mildew or rust, organic gardeners used to have only two options: copper-based fungicides such as Bordeaux solution, or sulfur.
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