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

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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 6 Aug. 2020.

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