leaf roller


Definition of leaf roller

: any of various lepidopterans whose larvae make a nest by rolling up plant leaves

Examples of leaf roller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finally, those leaf rollers really did a number on most of the lilac bushes. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Last year’s garden did great. This year, it did nothing. What went wrong?," 1 Aug. 2019 That is summary-talk for birch leaves withering, massive lilac leaf roller attacks, aphid invasions and leaf miners where there are no aphids. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Our spruce trees are dying. We need to talk about what happens next.," 30 Aug. 2019 The fruit tree leaf roller is usually controlled by prebloom sprays for other insects on fruit trees. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Cool, rainy spring prompts alert for fire blight on Valley trees, plants | Idaho Statesman," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of leaf roller

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Leaf roller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20roller. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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