leaf cutter definition

  • noun:
    • Alternative spelling of leaf-cutter.
    • anybody of numerous species of crazy bees associated with genus Megachile, which slashed rounded pieces through the sides of leaves, or the petals of blossoms, to be utilized inside building of the nests, that are produced in holes and cracks, or in a leaf rolled up for the purpose. One of the common United states species tend to be Megachile brevis and Megachile centuncularis. Called additionally rose-cutting bee.

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