American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Composed of or similar to powder.
- adj. Dusted or covered with or as if with powder.
- adj. Easily made into powder; friable.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the form of powder; resembling powder in the fineness of its particles; pulverulent.
- Sprinkled or covered with powder; specifically, in botany and zoology, covered with a fine bloom or meal resembling powder; powdered; farinose.
- Friable; easily reduced to powder.
- adj. Of or pertaining to powder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Easily crumbling to pieces; friable; loose.
- adj. Sprinkled or covered with powder; dusty.
- adj. Resembling powder; consisting of powder.
- adj. as if dulled in color with a sprinkling of powder
- adj. consisting of fine particles
“Got some snow, I'm trying to pack a good snow ball here, but you know, I think this is what they call the powdery snow, the kind that skiers like.”
“The screen dissolves to a shot of Hitler on a podium as a battalion of men, glinting spades on their shoulders, march past in powdery sunlight.”
“An exception is a fungal disease called powdery mildew, which thrives in dry conditions.”
“A: Your plants are suffering from a fungus disease called powdery mildew.”
“Several have resistance to diseases such as powdery mildew, leaf rust, net blotch, Septoria, scald, spot blotch, loose smut, barley yellow dwarf virus, and barley stripe mosaic virus.”
“Ground very fine and used in small quantities to keeps food such as powdery seasoning mixes from caking up.”
“These mini-flowered hybrids have been recognized worldwide for their bright colors and their high resistance to common Zinnia diseases, such as powdery mildew.”
“The product controls common fungal diseases such as powdery mildew, black spot and botrytis bunch rot.”
“The lush growth that occurs at these cut sites appears vigorous but is actually structurally weak and more susceptible to fungus diseases such as powdery mildew.”
“The color you see on my work is a powdered pigment that's painted on and then heated to stay in place because it's kind of powdery," Gutermute said.”
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