Mildew – meaning of the word and examples

A black, green, or whitish area caused by a fungus that grows on things such as plants, paper, cloth, or buildings, usually if the conditions are warm and wet. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A superficial usually whitish growth produced especially on organic matter or living plants by fungi. (Merriam – Webster)

A thin whitish coating consisting of minute fungal hyphae, growing on plants or damp organic material such as paper. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Mildew is a soft white fungus that grows in damp places. (Collins Dictionary)

Examples

Getting Rid of Powdery Mildew on Plants.

https://www.thespruce.com/powdery-mildew-1402500

Mildew vs. Mold

https://www.diffen.com/difference/Mildew_vs_Mold

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