Definition of leaf spot in English:

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leaf spot


[usually with modifier]
Any of a large number of fungal, bacterial, or viral plant diseases that cause leaves to develop discolored spots.
Example sentences
  • Anthracnose, Alternaria leaf spot and Aschochyta leaf spot all are more severe under conditions of high humidity and high temperatures.
  • Other problems that could be bothersome include mildew, leaf spot, and bacterial blight.
  • Remove and burn all leaves that show signs of rust or bacterial leaf spot.

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Syllabification: leaf spot

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