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blue mold

noun
1.
Also called green mold. any fungus of the genus Penicillium, which forms a bluish-green, furry coating on foodstuffs inoculated by its spores.
2.
Plant Pathology.
  1. a disease of plants, characterized by necrosis of leaves or fruit and the growth of bluish or grayish mold on affected parts, caused by any of several fungi, as of the genus Penicillium or Peronospora tabacina.
  2. downy mildew (def 2).
Origin of blue mold
1655-1665
1655-65
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  • blue mold of Roquefort type that's prime from November to May.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • Sometimes when the skin of a rotten apple has been broken you will find in the broken place a blue mold.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • Bread also sometimes has this blue mold; at other times bread has a black mold, and yet again a pink or a yellow mold.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • Moisten a piece of bread, then dip a match or a pin into the blue mold on a lemon, and draw the match across the moist bread.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • blue mold type from Dorsetshire; crumbly, sharp; made in flat forms.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown

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