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mildew

  

      n  
1    any of various diseases of plants that affect mainly the leaves and are caused by parasitic fungi  
   See also       downy mildew       powdery mildew  
2    any fungus causing this kind of disease  
3       another name for       mould   2  
      vb  
4    to affect or become affected with mildew  
     (Old English mildeaw, from mil- honey (compare Latin mel, Greek meli) + deaw dew)  
  mildewy      adj  


downy mildew  
      n  
1    a serious plant disease, characterized by yellowish patches on the undersurface of the leaves, caused by the parasitic fungi of the family Peronosporaceae, such as Peronospora destructor: affects onions, cauliflower, lettuce, etc.  
2    any of the fungi causing this disease,   (Compare)        powdery mildew  
powdery mildew  
      n  
1    a plant disease characterized by a superficial white powdery growth on stems and leaves, caused by parasitic ascomycetous fungi of the family Erysiphaceae: affects the rose, aster, apple, vine, oak, etc.  
2    any of the fungi causing this disease,   (Compare)        downy mildew  
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