bread mold

noun

: any of various molds found especially on bread
especially : a rhizopus (Rhizopus nigricans synonym R. stolonifer)

Examples of bread mold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Released from a fungus’s reproductive structures (or fruiting bodies), spores carry instructions for a future Shiitake, puffball, bread mold, plant rust, or brain pathogen. Emily Monosson, Time, 11 July 2023 By the end of the day the bread mold has germinated. Emily Monosson, Time, 11 July 2023 Blackley tested ancient bread molds and beer jugs in the collections of the Peabody Museum and at the MFA. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bread mold was in 1833

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“Bread mold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bread%20mold. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

bread mold

noun
: any of various molds found especially on bread
especially : one of the genus Rhizopus (R. nigricans)
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