Meaning of mildew
Pronunciation: (mil'd", -dy"), [key]
- a disease of plants, characterized by a cottony, usually whitish coating on the surface of affected parts, caused by any of various fungi.
- any of these fungi. Cf.
- any of similar coatings or discolorations, caused by fungi, as that which appears on fabrics, paper, leather, etc., when exposed to moisture.
- to affect or become affected with mildew.
- mildew (Thesaurus)