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Bordeaux mixture

noun Horticulture.
  1. a fungicide consisting of a mixture of copper sulfate, lime, and water.
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Origin of Bordeaux mixture

1890–95; free translation of French bouillie bordelaise. See boil1, Bordelaise
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British Dictionary definitions for bordeaux mixture

Bordeaux mixture

  1. horticulture a fungicide consisting of a solution of equal quantities of copper sulphate and quicklime
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Word Origin

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