lettuce mildew

noun

: a destructive disease of lettuce caused by a downy mildew (Bremia lactucae)

Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lettuce mildew was in 1882

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“Lettuce mildew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lettuce%20mildew. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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