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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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 for Bordeaux mixture

C19: loose translation of French bouillie bordelaise, from bouillir to boil + bordelais of Bordeaux
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