leaf scald


noun Plant Pathology.

a bacterial disease of sugarcane, characterized by irregular, bleached streaks on the leaves and defoliation and caused especially by Bacterium albilineans.

Nearby words

  1. leaf peeper,
  2. leaf primordium,
  3. leaf roll,
  4. leaf roller,
  5. leaf rust,
  6. leaf scar,
  7. leaf sheath,
  8. leaf sight,
  9. leaf spot,
  10. leaf spring

Origin of leaf scald

First recorded in 1895–1900

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