mildew etymology

English word mildew comes from Proto-Germanic *dawwō, Proto-Germanic *mili (Honey.)

Detailed word origin of mildew

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dawwō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*mili Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Honey.
meledēaw Old English (ang)
mildew English (eng) (plant disease) A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances. (intransitive) To become tainted with mildew.. (transitive) To taint with mildew.

Words with the same origin as mildew

Descendants of *mili
mulch mulch depth