mildew Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"mildew" in British English

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mildewnoun [U]

uk   /ˈmɪl.djuː/  us   /-duː/
a ​black, ​green, or ​whitishareacaused by a fungus that ​grows on things such as ​plants, ​paper, ​cloth, or ​buildings, usually if the ​conditions are ​warm and ​wet: There are ​patches of mildew on the ​walls.
mildewed
adjective uk   /-djuːd/  us   /-duːd/
mildewed ​rosebushes
(Definition of mildew from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mildewnoun [U]

 us   /ˈmɪlˌdu/
a ​soft, usually ​white, ​green, or ​blackarea caused by a fungus that sometimes ​grows on things such as ​plants, ​food, ​paper, or ​buildings, esp. if the ​conditions are ​warm and ​wet
(Definition of mildew from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 霉, 霉菌…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黴, 黴菌…
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