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Mildew


MIL'DEW, noun [Latin melligo, from mel, honey.]

1. Honey dew; a thick, clammy, sweet juice, found on the leaves of plants, which is said to injure the plants by corroding them, or otherwise preventing them from coming to perfection.

2. Spots on cloth or paper caused by moisture.

MIL'DEW, verb transitive To taint with mildew