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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 ?
Ah, if I had only known then that he was only a common mortal, and that his mission had nothing more overpowering about it than the collecting of seeds and uncommon yams and extraordinary cabbages and peculiar bullfrogs for that poor, useless, innocent, mildewed old fossil the Smithsonian Institute, I would have felt so much relieved.
He let me pry about among a quantity of mildewed and musty manuscripts and I came across this.
It'll be a better world when we quit being fools about some mildewed town or ten acres of swampland just because we happened to be born there.