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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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  • It is not satisfactorily controlled by Bordeaux mixture alone.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The common remedy for most of these diseases is called the "Bordeaux mixture."

    The First Book of Farming Charles L. Goodrich
  • The best spray is a half pint of Black Leaf 40 to a hundred gallons of water or Bordeaux mixture.

  • Spraying with Bordeaux mixture, as recommended for black-rot, is usually sufficient to keep the disease in check.

  • The applications of Bordeaux mixture recommended for black-rot are valuable in preventing the dead-arm disease.

  • The solutions used were potassium sulfide, saccharate of lime, and Bordeaux mixture.

  • In most seasons, too, unremitting warfare must be kept up with Bordeaux mixture to check mildew.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Spraying with Bordeaux mixture as indicated for black-rot will keep downy mildew in check.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The disease is combatted by dusting with flowers of sulphur or by spraying with Bordeaux mixture as for black-rot.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • If but one plant is attacked, I would spray it with Bordeaux mixture, which can now be obtained in paste form from most florists.

    Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
British Dictionary definitions for Bordeaux mixture

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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