leaf roller

or leaf·roll·er

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noun

any of several insects, especially moths of the family Tortricidae, the larvae of which form a nest by rolling and tying leaves with spun silk.

Nearby words

  1. leaf mould,
  2. leaf mustard,
  3. leaf peeper,
  4. leaf primordium,
  5. leaf roll,
  6. leaf rust,
  7. leaf scald,
  8. leaf scar,
  9. leaf sheath,
  10. leaf sight

Origin of leaf roller

First recorded in 1820–30

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