Vine vigorous and hardy, producing average to good crops, often subject to mildew.
Pale patches on the leaves are caused by mildew and are a sign of decay.
The walls were of white, plain plaster, innocent of paper and in some places darkly blotched with damp and mildew.
If it be mildew, the specimen must come out of the case and be properly dried.
Light ultimately bleaches many species, moisture leads to mould and mildew, and insect pests devour the specimens.
If not arrested, mildew will soon strip a plant of its foliage.
It is waterproof, rot proof, mildew proof and exceedingly durable.
The vine is vigorous, hardy and productive but susceptible to mildew.
There was mildew on the walls and on the boots that stood on the floor.
The vine is vigorous, hardy and productive but subject to mildew and rot.
mid-13c., mildeu "honeydew, nectar," from Old English meledeaw "honeydew" (sticky stuff exuded by aphids), from Proto-Germanic compound of *melith "honey" (see Melissa) + *dawwaz "dew" (see dew). Cf. Old Saxon milidou, Dutch meeldauw, German Meltau "mildew."
First element in many cases assimilated to forms of meal (n.2) "ground grain." As a kind of fungus it is first recorded mid-14c., so called from its being sticky and originally growing in plants. As a verb from 1550s. Related: Mildewed.
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.