fumagine

noun

fu·​ma·​gine
ˈfyüməˌjēn
plural -s
: a dark-colored sooty mold found chiefly on greenhouse plants or in southern latitudes and caused by various fungi of the order Erysiphales

Word History

Etymology

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 May. 2024.

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