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mil·dew

 (mĭl′do͞o′, -dyo͞o′)
n.
1.
a. Any of various fungi or oomycetes that form a superficial, usually whitish growth on plants and various organic materials.
b. A plant disease caused by such organisms.
2. A superficial coating or discoloration of organic materials, such as cloth, paper, or leather, caused by fungi, especially under damp conditions.
tr. & intr.v. mil·dewed, mil·dew·ing, mil·dews
To affect or become affected with mildew.

[Middle English mildeu, from Old English mildēaw, honeydew, nectar; see melit- in Indo-European roots.]

mil′dew′y adj.

mildewed

(ˈmɪlˌdjuːd)
adj
1. (Plant Pathology) (of a plant) having mildew
2. (of a surface) affected by mould
Translations

mildewed

[ˈmɪldjuːd] ADJmohoso

mildewed

[ˈmɪlˌdjuːd] adjammuffito/a
References in classic literature ?
The vulgar creature was determined to see for herself what sort of a figure a mildewed piece of aristocracy, after wasting all the bloom and much of the decline of her life apart from the world, would cut behind a counter.
Her needle-work was seen on the ruff of the Governor; military men wore it on their scarfs, and the minister on his band; it decked the baby's little cap; it was shut up, to be mildewed and moulder away, in the coffins of the dead.
His bald purplish head now looked for all the world like a mildewed skull.
Here and there, a mildewed jessamine or honeysuckle hung raggedly from some ornamental support, which had been pushed to one side by being used as a horse-post.