green mold

noun

Definition of green mold

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

Examples of green mold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Good sterile technique can mean the difference between a pound of fresh mushrooms and jars full of green mold. Joanna Steinhardt, Wired, 12 Feb. 2021 One was coated in dried flowers from the Austrian Alps and another was speckled in a blueish-green mold. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 23 Oct. 2019 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, 10 July 2018 Like that loaf of bread in your pantry, your favorite moisturizer can start growing fuzzy, green mold. Devon Abelman, Allure, 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, 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, 23 Dec. 2017 In what was once the library, a carpet of green mold has sprouted. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of green mold

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Green mold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20mold. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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