Definition of Leaf-roller

1. Noun. Moth whose larvae form nests by rolling and tying leaves with spun silk.

Exact synonyms: Leaf Roller
Generic synonyms: Tortricid, Tortricid Moth



Definition of Leaf-roller

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of leaf roller) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leaf-roller

leaf-cutting
leaf-cutting ant
leaf-cutting bee
leaf-foot bug
leaf-footed
leaf-footed bug
leaf-green
leaf-hopper
leaf-miner
leaf-nosed
leaf-nosed bat
leaf-nosed snake
leaf-peeper
leaf-peepers
leaf-raking
leaf-roller (current term)
leaf-rolling
leaf-scale
leaf-silver
leaf-spot
leaf-spring
leaf-storm
leaf-warbler
leaf-worm
leaf beet
leaf beetle
leaf beetles
leaf blade
leaf blight
leaf blower

Literary usage of Leaf-roller

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1. Manual of Fruit Insects by Mark Vernon Slingerland, Cyrus Richard Crosby (1914)
"These two Tortricid leaf-rollers can be controlled by the measures recommended for the fruit-tree leaf-roller on page 64. ..."

2. Insect Architecture by James Rennie (1830)
"A species of leaf-roller, of the most diminutive size, merits particular mention, although it is not remarkable in colour or figure. It is without hair, ..."

3. Natural History of Hawaii: Being an Account of the Hawaiian People, the by William Alanson Bryan (1915)
"The ragged, unsightly edges on palm leaves, especially of the cocoanut palm, is the result of the work of this leaf-roller. As it is abundant, ..."

4. A Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1907)
"... L. (Green Willow Leaf-Roller). a. Description. Moth with wing expansion of 20 mm.; fore-wings and thorax light green, the former with a whitish anterior ..."

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