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 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 This plant has known pest problems: leaf spots, rust, and leaf scorch from sun/wind. oregonlive, 22 Feb. 2020 Bacterial leaf scorch is active, more commonly in red oaks. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, 19 Sep. 2019 Weed-killing sprays may drift onto desirable plants, causing leaf scorch and often killing the plant. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 11 July 2018 However, even if the soil is moist, other factors can cause or worsen leaf scorch, Yiesla said. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of leaf scorch

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of leaf scorch was in 1899

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28 Nov 2021

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“Leaf scorch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20scorch. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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