eryngium definition

  • noun:
    • the genus Eryngium of umbelliferous flowers resembling thistles.
    • A large genus of umbelliferous flowers somewhat like thistles to look at, cosmopolitan in circulation. Eryngium maritimum, or sea holly, has-been highly esteemed as an aphrodisiac, the roots being formerly candied.
    • A genus of coarse, umbelliferous, perennial natural herbs, with coriaceous toothed or prickly departs, and blue or white bracted flowers, closely sessile in dense minds.
    • large genus of ornamental flowers with thistlelike flower heads; cosmopolitan in circulation

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