Definition of Downy mildew
1. Noun. Any of various fungi of the family Peronosporaceae parasitic on e.g. grapes and potatoes and melons.
Group relationships: Family Peronosporaceae, Peronosporaceae
Specialized synonyms: Blue Mold Fungus, Peronospora Tabacina, Onion Mildew, Peronospora Destructor, Peronospora Hyoscyami, Tobacco Mildew
Generic synonyms: Mildew
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Literary usage of Downy mildew
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1. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"The experiments of Millardet in France in 1881, and subsequently, led promptly to the perfection of Bordeaux mixture as a fungicide. XIII. downy mildew OF ..."
2. Manual of Fruit Diseases by Lexemuel Ray Hesler, Herbert Hice Whetzel (1917)
"DOWNY-MILDEW Caused by Plasmopara Viticola (B. and C.) Berl. and de Toni ... The downy-mildew also occurs on five-leaved ivy, a close relative of the grape. ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"The downy mildew of the Grape (.Peretta, sfera viticola'}, magnified.. A state of decay produced in living and dead vegetable matter, ..."
4. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"downy mildew, the most destructive of all cucurbit diseases, ... Appearance The first indication of downy mildew in the field is a yellowing of the older ..."