sea holly

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sea hol·ly • n. a spiny-leaved plant (Eryngium maritimum) of the parsley family, with metallic blue teasellike flowers, growing in sandy places by the sea and native to Europe.


views updated Jun 11 2018

eryngo sea holly. XVI. irreg. — It. or Sp. eringio — L. ēryngium — Gr. ēróggion, dim. of ḗruggos.

sea holly

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sea holly See ERYNGIUM.