Mildew vs Honeydew - What's the difference?

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Mildew is a related term of honeydew.


As nouns the difference between mildew and honeydew

is that mildew is a growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances while honeydew is a sweet sticky substance deposited on leaves by insects.

As a verb mildew

is to taint with mildew.

As a adjective honeydew is

of a light bluish green colour, like that of a honeydew melon.

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mildew

English

Noun

(-)
  • A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances.
  • See also

    * mould, mold

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To taint with mildew.
  • * 1605 , , (William Shakespeare), act 3 scene 4
  • He mildews the white wheat.
  • To become tainted with mildew.
  • * 1851 ,
  • His bald purplish head now looked for all the world like a mildewed skull.

    honeydew

    Noun

  • A sweet sticky substance deposited on leaves by insects.
  • A sweet sticky substance produced by the leaves of some plants.
  • (countable) A melon with sweet green flesh, with a smooth greenish-white exterior, of cultivar group .
  • A light bluish green colour, like that of a honeydew melon.
  • Synonyms

    * (fruit) honeydew melon

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of a light bluish green colour, like that of a honeydew melon.
  • See also

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