green mold


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The ivories were already covered in green mold. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 1 Oct. 2022 Envy spread like green mold. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2021 The Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook, by the food-waste pioneer Dana Gunders, gives detailed practical advice, such as scraping a half-inch below blue-green mold on hard cheese to safely recover the rest. Yasmin Tayag, The Atlantic, 30 Nov. 2022 On various pieces of furniture, coin-sized patches of bright green mold that sprouted up only get bigger each day. Erica Lee, CNN, 8 Oct. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of green mold was in 1857

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“Green mold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

green mold

: a mold (as a penicillium) that is green or produces green spores
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