Mil"dew (?), n. [AS. melede�xa0;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.


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Mil"dew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mildewed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mildewing.]

To taint with mildew.

He... mildews the white wheat.


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Mil"dew, v. i.

To become tainted with mildew.


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