plural -s
: an abnormal condition of various plants marked by whitened patches on the leaves and distortion and dwarfing of growing parts and caused by the feeding of insects or mites:
: such a condition of cereal and other grasses caused usually by a mite (Sitopteres graminum)
: a widespread condition of onions caused by the onion thrips
or silvertop palmetto
: a rather small stocky fan palm (Thrinax microcarpa) of southernmost Florida and Cuba that has broad fan-shaped long-petioled leaves pale green above and whitish and tomentose below

called also silver thatch

: any of various usually low-growing and silvery-leaved palms (such as a silver palm) of southern Florida or the West Indies that resemble or are related to the common silvertop
: any of several eucalypts: such as

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“Silvertop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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