Lengua inglesa
1 any of various parasitic fungi that produce a fine white powdery coating on the surface of infected plants, or white or grey patches on the surface of paper, leather or other materials made from plant or animal material and subsequently kept in damp conditions.
2 the white powdery coating itself, or the white or grey patches produced by these fungi.
verb (mildewed , mildewing ) tr & intr to affect or become affected by mildew.
[Anglo-Saxon mildeaw ]
mildewed adjective .
mildewy adjective .

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