muffa

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Germanic origin, perhaps borrowed from Lombardic *muff.

Noun[edit]

muffa f (plural muffe)

  1. mould, mildew
    far fare la muffa alla roba
    to never wear a certain piece of clothing
    (literally, “to make clothing mouldy”)
    lasciar fare la muffa a qualche cosa
    to forego doing something
    (literally, “to let something go mouldy”)
  2. noble rot, Botrytis cinerea

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Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: mofo