Erwiniaprop. n. [after Erwin F. Smith, an American pathologist. RHUD] a genus of rod-shaped motile bacteria, classed among the Enterobacteriaceae, that may attack plants. Species of Erwinia may also be cultured on artificial growth media.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
E*ryn"gi*um(*rn"j*m), n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'hry`ggion, dim. of 'h`ryggos eryngo; cf. L. eryngion, erynge.] (Bot.) A large genus of umbelliferous plants somewhat like thistles in appearance, cosmopolitan in distribution. Eryngium maritimum, or sea holly, has been highly esteemed as an aphrodisiac, the roots being formerly candied.
Syn. -- genus Eryngium.
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