yellow leaf


Definition of yellow leaf

1 : any of several diseases of plants characterized by chlorosis of the foliage (as cherry leaf spot)
2 : the latter years of life : old age my way of life is fall'n into the sere, the yellow leaf— Shakespeare fifty-three … the yellow leaf is upon me— Christopher Isherwood

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“Yellow leaf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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