any of numerous, often brightly colored beetles of the family Chrysomelidae, that feed on the leaves of plants, the larvae of which infest the roots, stem, and leaves.
any of a large family of beetles (Chrysomelidae) that includes more than 25,000 species, mostly leaf feeders and mostly brightly coloured, with a metallic sheen. It includes the notorious Colorado beetle, the bloody-nosed beetle and the flea beetles (Phyllotreta species) which attack young cabbage plants
[leef-burd] /ˈlifˌbɜrd/ noun 1. any of several greenish, passerine of the genus Chloropsis, of Asia, related to the bulbuls, and often kept as pets.
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a symptom or phase of many diseases of plants, characterized by necrotic spots or streaks on the leaves, accompanied by seed rot and seedling blight. 2. any disease so characterized.
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a symptom or phase of certain especially fungal diseases of plants, characterized by necrotic discoloration of the leaves. 2. any disease so characterized.
- Leaf blower
noun an engine-driven device used to propel fallen leaves and other debris for removal Examples Does any lawn-care implement inspire more controversy and vitriol than the leaf blower? Word Origin late 1950s