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leaf roller

or leaf·roll·er (lēf′rō′lər)
n.
Any of various moths whose larvae make nests of rolled leaves and silk and are pests of many crops and ornamental plants.
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Noun1.leaf roller - moth whose larvae form nests by rolling and tying leaves with spun silkleaf roller - moth whose larvae form nests by rolling and tying leaves with spun silk
tortricid, tortricid moth - any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls
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