noun, Plant Pathology.
a disease of pears, apples, quinces, etc., characterized by blossom, twig, and fruit blight and stem cankers, caused by a bacterium, Erwinia amylovora.
a disease of apples, pears, and similar fruit trees, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora and characterized by blackening of the blossoms and leaves, and cankers on the branches
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[fahyuh r-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈfaɪərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/ noun 1. a used to close a fireplace. 2. Chiefly South Midland U.S. a mantel; mantelpiece.
[fahyuh r-boht] /ˈfaɪərˌboʊt/ noun 1. a powered vessel equipped to fight on , docks, shores, etc. /ˈfaɪəˌbəʊt/ noun 1. a motor vessel with fire-fighting apparatus
[fahyuh r-bom] /ˈfaɪərˌbɒm/ noun 1. an explosive device with incendiary effects. verb (used with object) 2. to attack with a firebomb or firebombs. /ˈfaɪəˌbɒm/ noun 1. another name for incendiary (sense 6) verb 2. (transitive) to attack with incendiary bombs n. 1895, from fire (n.) + bomb (n.). As a verb, from 1950 as an […]