Bordeaux mixture

Bordeaux mixture

noun Horticulture.
a fungicide consisting of a mixture of copper sulfate, lime, and water.

Origin:
1890–95; free translation of French bouillie bordelaise. See boil1, Bordelaise

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Bordeaux mixture
 
n
horticulture a fungicide consisting of a solution of equal quantities of copper sulphate and quicklime
 
[C19: loose translation of French bouillie bordelaise, from bouillir to boil + bordelais of Bordeaux]

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