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

Examples of leaf roll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Determinate tomato varieties are less susceptible to leaf roll. oregonlive, 18 July 2021 Taken together these symptoms suggest physiological leaf roll. oregonlive, 18 July 2021

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First Known Use of leaf roll

1914, in the meaning defined above

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20 Aug 2021

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“Leaf roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20roll. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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