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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. 2016.
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  • You and your wife Joanna may stagnate here till you blue-mold, for me.

    The Midnight Queen May Agnes Fleming

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