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Bordeaux mixture

noun, Horticulture.
a fungicide consisting of a mixture of copper sulfate, lime, and water.
Origin of Bordeaux mixture
1890-95; free translation of French bouillie bordelaise. See boil1, Bordelaise Unabridged
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Bordeaux mixture

(horticulture) a fungicide consisting of a solution of equal quantities of copper sulphate and quicklime
Word Origin
C19: loose translation of French bouillie bordelaise, from bouillir to boil + bordelais of Bordeaux
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