Examples of powdery in a Sentence
the beach's powdery white sand
We skied down the powdery slopes.
Recent Examples of powdery from the Web
A quick blast of water with your hose also takes care of aphids, rose slugs and powdery mildew spores.
At the time of death, much of the infected cicada’s abdomen will fall off, revealing a white, powdery mass of fungus, which then discharges spores to infect other cicadas.
Although NASA never wanted lunar rocks or the moon’s powdery surface traded on the open market, sloppy space souvenir record-keeping a generation ago somehow let a prize slip through.
While gorging on pollen, insects get the powdery substance all over their bodies and faces.
Root constriction caused by hardpan or compacted soil, sunburn, borer insects, soil nematodes, root rot, powdery mildew and spider mites might also be affecting the tree.
Because the plants are kept in a greenhouse there is a constant battle with aphids, white flies, and powdery mildew.
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First Known Use of powdery
POWDERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of powdery for English Language Learners
: like powder
: covered with powder
POWDERY Defined for Kids
Definition of powdery for Students
1 : made of or like powder powdery snow
2 : easily crumbled powdery bricks
3 : covered or sprinkled with or as if with powder a powdery mountain slope
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