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Related to Bordeaux mixture: hydrated lime
A mixture of copper sulfate, lime, and water that is sprayed as a fungicide on trees and plants.
[Translation of French bouillie bordelaise : bouillie, gruel, mixture + bordelaise, of Bordeaux.]
(Botany) horticulture a fungicide consisting of a solution of equal quantities of copper sulphate and quicklime
[C19: loose translation of French bouillie bordelaise, from bouillir to boil + bordelais of Bordeaux]
a fungicide consisting of a mixture of copper sulfate, lime, and water.
[1890–95; translation of French bouillie bordelaise]
A fungicide for plant diseases that was made from cupric sulfate, calcium oxide, and water.