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blue mold

Also called green mold. any fungus of the genus Penicillium, which forms a bluish-green, furry coating on foodstuffs inoculated by its spores.
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
1655-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for blue mold
  • Control of blue mold decay of apple during commercial controlled atmosphere storage with yeast antagonists and sodium bicarbonate.
  • In contrast, the sporulation of blue mold-infected lemons was greatly reduced by a day-night ozone cycle.
  • Control of blue mold of apple by combining controlled atmosphere, antagonist mixtures and sodium bicarbonate.
  • Yeasts are tiny fungus plants related to bacteria, and to molds such as the blue mold which grows on bread.
  • Hot, dry conditions during the summer forced irrigation at many farms, but confined the spread of blue mold to one location.
  • Control of brown rot and blue mold of peach and nectarine by short hot water brushing and yeast antagonists.

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