leaf scorch

noun

Definition of leaf scorch

: any of various plant diseases or conditions characterized by a burned or scorched appearance of the foliage

Examples of leaf scorch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a good chance that your tree has Guignardia leaf blotch, which gives the appearance of a tree with leaf scorch from a distance. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Splotchy, black-specked leaves are likely sign of Guignardia leaf blotch. Here’s how to treat it.," 30 Aug. 2020 This is typical for leaf scorch, where the leaves dry out during constant sunlight penetration. oregonlive, "Ask an expert: Thompson grapes may not produce well in home gardens, even with adequate care," 16 Aug. 2020 This plant has known pest problems: leaf spots, rust, and leaf scorch from sun/wind. oregonlive, "Can I harvest neglected garlic bulbs now? Ask an expert," 22 Feb. 2020 Bacterial leaf scorch is active, more commonly in red oaks. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, "Garden Q&A: Beware ivy-like wavyleaf basketgrass and why oak trees are in decline," 19 Sep. 2019 Weed-killing sprays may drift onto desirable plants, causing leaf scorch and often killing the plant. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Brown leaves in summer probably signal scorched plants," 11 July 2018 However, even if the soil is moist, other factors can cause or worsen leaf scorch, Yiesla said. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Brown leaves in summer probably signal scorched plants," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of leaf scorch

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Leaf scorch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20scorch. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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