leaf spot


noun Plant Pathology.

a limited, often circular, discolored, diseased area on a leaf, usually including a central region of necrosis.
any disease so characterized.

Nearby words

  1. leaf rust,
  2. leaf scald,
  3. leaf scar,
  4. leaf sheath,
  5. leaf sight,
  6. leaf spring,
  7. leaf through,
  8. leaf trace,
  9. leaf warbler,
  10. leaf-climber

Origin of leaf spot

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for leaf spot

leaf spot


any of various plant diseases, usually caused by fungi: characterized by dark lesions on the leaves
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Science definitions for leaf spot

leaf spot

Any of various plant diseases resulting in well-defined necrotic areas on the leaves.
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