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false-mildew

false-mil·dew
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls mil-doo, -dyoo]
    • /fɔls ˈmɪlˌdu, -ˌdyu/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls mil-doo, -dyoo]
    • /fɔls ˈmɪlˌdu, -ˌdyu/

Definitions of false-mildew word

  • noun false-mildew Also called false mildew. any fungus of the family Peronosporaceae, causing many plant diseases and producing a white, downy mass of conidiophores, usually on the under surface of the leaves of the host plant. 1
  • noun false-mildew Plant Pathology. a disease of plants, characterized by mildewed, distorted, and yellowed foliage, caused by any of several fungi of the family Peronosporaceae, as of the genera Peronospora and Phytophthora. 1

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Origin of false-mildew

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90

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Parts of speech for False-mildew

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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false-mildew popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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