tukra

noun
tuk·​ra | \ ˈtu̇krə \
plural -s

Definition of tukra

: a disorder of the leaves and shoots of the mulberry tree in India caused by the feeding of a mealybug (Phenacoccus hirsutus) and characterized by curling of the leaves

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History and Etymology for tukra

Hindi ṭukṛā piece, bit, scrap

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“Tukra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tukra. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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