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