Bordeaux mixture

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

noun
  1. 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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