Blue Mould

Applied to cheese which has become the bed of a fungus, technically called Aspergillus glaucus. The blue mould of bread, paste, jams, etc., is the fungus called Mucor Mucedo.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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