[ ur-win-ee-uh ]
/ ɜrˈwɪn i ə /
Save This Word!
a genus of rod-shaped bacteria that are pathogenic for plants.
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Origin of Erwinia
<New Latin; named after Erwin F. Smith (1854–1927), American pathologist; see -ia
Words nearby Erwinia
ervil, Ervin, Ervine, Erving, Erwin, Erwinia, -ery, Erymanthian boar, Erymanthus, eryngium, eryngo
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023