noun fu·ma·gine \ˈfyüməˌjēn\

Definition of fumagine



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of fumagine

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

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a brief usually trivial fact

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