little leaf

noun

Definition of little leaf 

: any of various plant disorders characterized by small and often chlorotic and distorted foliage

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But how did these seemingly innocent little leaves turn deadly? Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, "Romaine lettuce: why it's hard to keep it safe from E. coli and other bacteria," 9 May 2018 Not even a little leaf of spinach was thrown out on the table. NBC News, "Meet the Press - October 1, 2017," 1 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of little leaf

1911, in the meaning defined above

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