Ferrugo vs. Rust

Ferrugo vs. Rust — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Ferrugo and Rust

Ferrugonoun

(plant disease) A disease of plants caused by fungus; rust.

Rustnoun

Any of various powdery or scaly reddish-brown or reddish-yellow hydrated ferric oxides and hydroxides formed on iron and iron-containing materials by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water.

Rustnoun

Any of various metallic coatings, especially oxides, formed by corrosion.

Rustnoun

A stain or coating resembling iron rust.

Rustnoun

Deterioration, as of ability, resulting from inactivity or neglect.

Rustnoun

Rust fungus.

Rustnoun

A plant disease caused by a rust fungus, characterized by reddish or brownish spots on leaves, stems, and other parts.

Rustnoun

A strong brown.

Rustverb

To become corroded.

Rustverb

To deteriorate or degenerate through inactivity or neglect

My golf game has rusted from all those years of not playing.

Rustverb

To become the color of rust.

Rustverb

(Botany) To develop a disease caused by a rust fungus.

Rustverb

To corrode or subject (a metal) to rust formation.

Rustverb

To impair or spoil, as by misuse or inactivity.

Rustverb

To color (something) a strong brown.

Rustnoun

The deteriorated state of iron or steel as a result of moisture and oxidation.

The rust on my bicycle chain made cycling to work very dangerous.

Rustnoun

A similar substance based on another metal (usually with qualification, such as "copper rust").

aerugo. Green or blue-green copper rust; verdigris. (American Heritage Dictionary, 1973)

Rustnoun

A reddish-brown color.

Rustnoun

A disease of plants caused by a reddish-brown fungus.

Rustverb

(intransitive) To oxidize, especially of iron or steel.

The patio furniture had rusted in the wind-driven spray.

Rustverb

(transitive) To cause to oxidize.

The wind-driven spray had thoroughly rusted the patio furniture.

Rustverb

(intransitive) To be affected with the parasitic fungus called rust.

Rustverb

To (cause to) degenerate in idleness; to make or become dull or impaired by inaction.

Rustnoun

a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture

Rustnoun

a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems caused by a rust fungus

Rustnoun

the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water

Rustnoun

any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants

Rustverb

become destroyed by water, air, or an etching chemical such as an acid;

The metal corrodedThe pipes rusted

Rustverb

cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid;

The acid corroded the metalThe steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink

Rustverb

become coated with oxide

Rustadjective

of the color of rust