little leaf

noun

Definition of little leaf

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

Examples of little leaf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like a tree is made out of a bunch of little leaves, the lung is made of little air sacs that are called the alveoli. Anchorage Daily News, "A medical worker describes terrifying lung failure from COVID-19 — even in his young patients," 22 Mar. 2020 Like a tree is made out of a bunch of little leaves, the lung is made of little air sacs that are called the alveoli. Anchorage Daily News, "A medical worker describes terrifying lung failure from COVID-19 — even in his young patients," 22 Mar. 2020 Like a tree is made out of a bunch of little leaves, the lung is made of little air sacs that are called the alveoli. Anchorage Daily News, "A medical worker describes terrifying lung failure from COVID-19 — even in his young patients," 22 Mar. 2020 Like a tree is made out of a bunch of little leaves, the lung is made of little air sacs that are called the alveoli. Anchorage Daily News, "A medical worker describes terrifying lung failure from COVID-19 — even in his young patients," 22 Mar. 2020 Like a tree is made out of a bunch of little leaves, the lung is made of little air sacs that are called the alveoli. Anchorage Daily News, "A medical worker describes terrifying lung failure from COVID-19 — even in his young patients," 22 Mar. 2020 Like a tree is made out of a bunch of little leaves, the lung is made of little air sacs that are called the alveoli. Lizzie Presser, ProPublica, "A Medical Worker Describes Terrifying Lung Failure From COVID-19 — Even in His Young Patients," 21 Mar. 2020 But how did these seemingly innocent little leaves turn hazardous? Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, "Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak: Why it's hard to keep romaine safe from E. coli, other bacteria," 25 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of little leaf

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Little leaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/little%20leaf. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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