green mold

noun

Definition of green mold 

: a green or green-spored mold (as of the genera Penicillium or Aspergillus)

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The resort was cited for 15 health code violations last year, among them for salmon being served without proper parasite destruction and an ice machine accumulating a black/green mold-like substance. Fabiola Santiago, miamiherald, "'America First?' Not when it comes to hiring foreign workers for Trump's Mar-a-Lago," 10 July 2018 Like that loaf of bread in your pantry, your favorite moisturizer can start growing fuzzy, green mold. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Here's Exactly What Causes Mold to Grow in Skin-Care Products — and How to Avoid It," 19 Sep. 2018 Yesterday’s crew pulled out much of the drywall, its surface a Jackson Pollock of dark-green mold. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "After the Storm," 9 Feb. 2018 The bottom level is cinderblock covered with what appears to be green mold; the white paint is peeling off the wood siding on the middle floor, and some of the siding has fallen off; the strips of aluminum siding on the top floor are separating. William Meyers, WSJ, "‘Justin Kimball: Elegy’ Review: Documents of Decay," 23 Dec. 2017 In what was once the library, a carpet of green mold has sprouted. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "The sad story of public education in St. Louis," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of green mold

1857, in the meaning defined above

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