Definitions

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  • n. moldiness, mould
  • v. To become musty or mouldy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Moldiness.

Etymologies

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Variant of finew, from Middle English, from Old English fyne ("moisture, mold, mildew"), from Proto-Germanic *funiz, *funjan (“moisture, mold”), from Proto-Indo-European *pan- (“mud, slush, morass”). Related to Middle Low German vunsch and Middle Dutch vunsc ("musty"), Old English fenn ("swamp, bog"). More at fen.

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  • to make or become moldy.

    February 5, 2008