• WordNet 3.6
    • n Erysiphe genus of powdery mildews
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n erysiphe A genus of fungi, belonging to the group Erysipheæ, in which the perithecia have appendages similar to the mycelium, and each perithecium contains several asci. E. communis is injurious to the common pea and other plants. E. Cichoracearum grows on numerous plants, especially of the order Compositæ.
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In literature:

The name of the fungus of the Pea Blight or Mildew is =Erysiphe Martii=.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
The Erysiphe communis, overruns and destroys peas.
"Epidemics Examined and Explained: or, Living Germs Proved by Analogy to be a Source of Disease" by John Grove