Definition of Downy mildew

1. Noun. Any of various fungi of the family Peronosporaceae parasitic on e.g. grapes and potatoes and melons.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downy Mildew

downweighing
downweighs
downwelling
downwind
downwinder
downy
downy ash
downy birch
downy brome
downy cheat
downy chess
downy ground cherry
downy haw
downy manzanita
downy mildew (current term)
downy poplar
downy wood mint
downy woodpecker
downy yellow violet
downzone
downzoned
downzones
downzoning
dowp
dowps
dowral
dowress
dowresses
dowries

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 ..."

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