leaf scorch

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The leaf scorch on your witch hazel appears to be mild, with the leaves remaining attached, so little damage will result. chicagotribune.com, 11 Oct. 2021 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, 30 Aug. 2020 This is typical for leaf scorch, where the leaves dry out during constant sunlight penetration. oregonlive, 16 Aug. 2020 See More

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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 31 May. 2023.

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