How would you normally and in everyday speech allude to the following cases:
We put all these in the same category in our language; but I have no any idea how shall I categorize them in English, while there are several words you use in English for this happening:
- mold / moldy, mustiness / musty, fusty, mildew.
First of all, I need to know which noun would you use to call all these green, gray and blue substances that form on old foods / vegetables / fruits / bread / cheese? Do you use a specific word for an edible type (like cheese) or inedible ones (like bread) or you categorize all them in the same group?
- I.e. This food / these vegetables / these fruits / that bread / the cheese is covered with mold OR have/has mold on it!
Then, I need to know the adjective you use to attribute this quality to the foods / vegetables / fruits / bread / cheese which contain these substances on/within them.
Finally, I am curious about the verb / phrase you use to indicate this situation for all these cases in my question! For instance, do you say:
- This food / these vegetables / this orange / this bread / this cheese have / has gotten moldy etc.
or you have a particular rule for it?