Bordeaux mixtureBordeaux mixture
a mixture of lime, water, and copper sulfate, sprayed on plants to kill insects and fungi: used extensively before the development of modern fungicides
Origin of Bordeaux mixtureloose translated, translation of French bouillie bordelaise ; from bouillie, gruel (; from feminine past participle of bouillir, boil) + feminine of bordelais, of Bordeaux: first used in the region's vineyards in the late 1800s
A mixture of copper sulfate, lime, and water that is sprayed as a fungicide on trees and plants.
Origin of Bordeaux mixtureTranslation of French bouillie bordelaise : bouillie, gruel, mixture + bordelaise, of Bordeaux.
From Bordeaux in France, where it is used on vines