blue mould


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blue mould

n
1. (Plants) Also called: green mould any fungus of the genus Penicillium that forms a bluish mass on decaying food, leather, etc
2. (Plant Pathology) any fungal disease of fruit trees characterized by necrosis and a bluish growth on the affected tissue: mostly caused by Penicillium species
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A man so much in want of airing that he had a blue mould upon him, sat watching this dark place from a hole in a corner, like a spider; and he told her that he would send a message up to Miss Dorrit by the first lady or gentleman who went through.
After receiving her weekly delivery, she noticed hours later that her order ofnaan breadwas covered in "disgusting" blue mould growing across its surface.
Ren, "Effect of trehalose on the biocontrol efficacy of Pichia caribbica against post-harvest grey mould and blue mould decay of apples," Pest Management Science, vol.
That woman's touch included removing a rotten chicken carcass from the fridge and scraping a strange blue mould from the bowels of the microwave.
This cheese has an orange- brown rind with a creamy-coloured pate, speckled with gentle streaks of blue mould, while its scent is musty and its taste is extremely mild for blue cheese.
Mr Parr's seven-year-old terrier Spud died last month after eating pomegranates, grapes and onions partly covered with blue mould, which can be deadly to dogs.
You wouldn't eat Angel Delight with blue mould in it..."
The exports mainly consist of French and Italian types of cheese like Blue Mould, Cheddar, Gouda, etc.
Blue mould is added to fresh curd and placed into finely holed draining moulds before undergoing a slow, overnight fermentation at a temperature which managing director Mark Robertson says is a trade secret.