bread mold


any fungus of the family Mucoraceae, especially Rhizopus nigricans, that forms a black, furry coating on foodstuffs.

Nearby words

  1. bread and honey,
  2. bread basket,
  3. bread flour,
  4. bread knife,
  5. bread line,
  6. bread mould,
  7. bread sauce,
  8. bread-and-butter,
  9. bread-and-butter letter,
  10. bread-and-butter model

Origin of bread mold

First recorded in 1920–25

Also called black mold. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019