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English Dictionary: mildew by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
mildew
n
  1. the process of becoming mildewed [syn: mildew, mold, mould]
  2. a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter
v
  1. become moldy; spoil due to humidity; "The furniture molded in the old house"
    Synonym(s): mold, mildew
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mildew \Mil"dew\, n. [AS. melede[a0]w; akin to OHG. militou, G.
      mehlthau, mehltau; prob. orig. meaning, honeydew; cf. Goth.
      milip honey. See {Mellifluous}, and {Dew}.] (Bot.)
      A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of
      different colors, found on various diseased or decaying
      substances.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mildew \Mil"dew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mildewed}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Mildewing}.]
      To taint with mildew.
  
               He . . . mildews the white wheat.            --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mildew \Mil"dew\, v. i.
      To become tainted with mildew.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Mildew
      (the rendering of a Hebrew word meaning "to be yellow,"
      yellowness), the result of cutting east winds blighting and thus
      rendering the grain unproductive (Deut. 28:22; 1 Kings 8:37; 2
      Chr. 6:28).
     
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