curly top

noun

Definition of curly top

  1. :  a destructive disease of various crop plants (as beets, tomatoes, and peppers) caused by a single-stranded DNA virus (species Beet curly top virus of the genus Curtovirus, family Geminiviridae) that kills young plants and causes curling and puckering of the leaves in older plants

1901

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1901


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