fumagine

noun
fu·​ma·​gine | \ ˈfyüməˌjēn \
plural -s

Definition of fumagine

: a dark-colored sooty mold found chiefly on greenhouse plants or in southern latitudes and caused by various fungi of the order Erysiphales

History and Etymology for fumagine

French, from New Latin Fumagin-, Fumago, former genus name, from Latin fumus smoke

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“Fumagine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fumagine. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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