leaf roll

noun

Definition of leaf roll

: any of various plant diseases characterized especially by an upward rolling of the leaf margins especially : a disease of the potato caused by a single-stranded RNA virus (species Potato leafroll virus of the genus Polerovirus, family Luteoviridae) transmitted by aphids

First Known Use of leaf roll

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Leaf roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20roll. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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