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Old English meledēaw (honeydew) (compare West Frisian moaldau, Dutch meeldauw, German Mehltau), from Proto-Germanic *mili (honey) + *dawwō (dew). More at dew.

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mildew (uncountable)

  1. (phytopathology) A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances.

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mildew (third-person singular simple present mildews, present participle mildewing, simple past and past participle mildewed)

  1. (transitive) To taint with mildew.
  2. (intransitive) To become tainted with mildew.

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