Bordeaux mixture

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Bordeaux mixture

n.
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.]

Bordeaux mixture

n
(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]

Bordeaux′ mix`ture


n.
a fungicide consisting of a mixture of copper sulfate, lime, and water.
[1890–95; translation of French bouillie bordelaise]

Bordeaux mixture

A fungicide for plant diseases that was made from cupric sulfate, calcium oxide, and water.
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Noun1.Bordeaux mixture - antifungal agent consisting of a solution of copper sulphate and quicklime
antifungal, antifungal agent, antimycotic, antimycotic agent, fungicide - any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi