|1.||downy mildew See also powdery mildew any of various diseases of plants that affect mainly the leaves and are caused by parasitic fungi|
|2.||any fungus causing this kind of disease|
|3.||another name for mould|
|4.||to affect or become affected with mildew|
|[Old English mildēaw, from mil- honey (compare Latin mel, Greek mēli) + dēaw|
|mildew (mĭl'd') Pronunciation Key
Any of various fungi or oomycete organisms that form a white or grayish coating on surfaces, such as plant leaves, cloth, or leather, especially under damp, warm conditions. Powdery mildews are important plant diseases usually caused by ascomycete fungi, while downy mildews, including a serious disease of grapevines, are caused by oomycetes.
(the rendering of a Hebrew word meaning "to be yellow," yellowness), the result of cutting east winds blighting and thus rendering the grain unproductive (Deut. 28:22; 1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chr. 6:28).