from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Covered with or containing mold.
  • adjective Musty or stale, as from age or decay.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Overgrown or filled with mold; mildewed; musty; fusty; decaying; stale.
  • noun A mole-catcher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Overgrown with, or containing, mold; smelling of mold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Covered with mold.
  • adjective Stale or musty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective covered with or smelling of mold


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  • But his short stories are available only in moldy old paperbacks or expensive small-press books, and I don't think he's read much these days, which is a huge shame.

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  • Another method is to grind the water lilies into a pulp, put them in a pile, keep them moist, and let them get moldy -- in other words -- compost them for a week.

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  • The Oxford English Dictionary takes the demure view that funky meant "moldy," although it notes that "funk" has often been used to mean tobacco smoke and may derive from the Latin fumar, to smoke.

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  • The stalk was grayish-brown, kind of moldy looking.

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