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.

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Origin of leaf spot

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for leaf spot

leaf spot

noun

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

leaf spot

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