moisissure etymology

French word moisissure comes from French -ure (Used to form nouns describing the result of an action.), French moisir

Detailed word origin of moisissure

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ure French (fra) Used to form nouns describing the result of an action.
moisir French (fra) (ergative) (to cause) to go mouldy, to moulder. (informal) to hang around, to gather dust.
moisissure French (fra) Mould (woolly or furry growth of tiny fungi).

Words with the same origin as moisissure

Descendants of -ure
allure blessure brochure brûlure candidature carrure chaussure chevelure chlorure coupure cyanure doublure déchirure envergure fourrure friture gravure piqûre procédure raclure sciure tournure usure égratignure