downy mildew definition

  • noun:
    • an illness of flowers due to fungi of this order Peronosporales and characterized by gray, velvety patches of spores on reduced areas of leaves.
    • any one of numerous fungi of this family Peronosporaceae parasitic on e.g. red grapes and potatoes and melons

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