water mold

noun

Definition of water mold

: any of various fungi of water or moist soils

Examples of water mold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These include ganoderma applanatum, large bracket mushrooms that cause wood decay; armillaria, a fungal root-rot; phytophthora, a destructive water mold and hypoxylon, a fast-growing fungal canker. Juhi Varma, Houston Chronicle, "Houston arborist discusses tree care tips during storms, hurricanes," 28 Sep. 2020 The pathogen was eventually identified as Phytophthora ramorum, a water mold that requires extended cool, moist conditions to best spread. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Sudden oak death is the latest nemesis of Illinois and Indiana trees. Is Kentucky next?," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of water mold

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Water mold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20mold. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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