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 Tips can turn brown due to leaf scorch, which occurs when moisture evaporates from the leaves and there isn't enough water to replace it. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 7 May 2024 The controls for leaf scorch are to avoid compaction the soil which reduces drainage; provide good drainage; do not overfertilize; do not plant close to paved surfaces or buildings; and avoid rock and black plastic mulches. oregonlive, 17 Sep. 2023 The symptoms shown in the photos that indicate leaf scorch are browning of the tips and the pinkish color on the undersides of the leaves. oregonlive, 17 Sep. 2023 The condition is called leaf scorch. Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 10 July 2022 One of the most destructive plant infections is the incurable Pierce’s disease, which causes grapevines to shrivel and leads to a condition known as leaf scorch . Troy Farah, Discover Magazine, 11 June 2018 Generally, leaf scorch will affect the leaves on the top and outer edges of the plant. Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 10 July 2022 Here is an article on leaf scorch of ornamental trees that gives you some tips. oregonlive, 21 Nov. 2021 Anything that would disrupt this water movement can cause leaf scorch. oregonlive, 21 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leaf scorch was in 1899

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“Leaf scorch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20scorch. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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