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 The giveaways: trees not regenerating in the forest as well as areas with little leaf litter and unusual soil. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 26 July 2022 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, 22 Mar. 2020 But how did these seemingly innocent little leaves turn hazardous? Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, 25 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of little leaf was in 1911

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“Little leaf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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