curly top


noun Plant Pathology.

a disease of plants, especially beets, characterized by puckered or cupped leaves and stunting or distortion, caused by a virus, Ruga verrucosans.

Nearby words

  1. curling tongs,
  2. curling's ulcer,
  3. curlpaper,
  4. curly,
  5. curly palm,
  6. curly-coated retriever,
  7. curlycue,
  8. curlyhead,
  9. curmudgeon,
  10. curmudgeonly

Origin of curly top

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

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