Definition of Genus Eryngium
1. Noun. Large genus of decorative plants with thistlelike flower heads; cosmopolitan in distribution.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Apiaceae, Carrot Family, Family Apiaceae, Family Umbelliferae, Umbelliferae
Member holonyms: Eringo, Eryngo, Eryngium Maritimum, Sea Eryngium, Sea Holly, Sea Holm, Button Snakeroot, Eryngium Aquaticum, Button Snakeroot, Eryngium Yuccifolium, Rattlesnake Master, Rattlesnake's Master
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Eryngium
Literary usage of Genus Eryngium
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1. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1891)
"Atlantic and Gulf region is by no means so featureless, for there is there displayed in great abundance our second largest genus, Eryngium. ..."
2. Travels in the Interior of Brazil, Principally Through the Northern by George Gardner (1849)
"led down to one of the island-woods, I collected no less than five species of the genus Eryngium. During the night a cold wind blew over the ..."
3. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1855)
"... La Plata and Rio Grande belong chiefly to the genus Eryngium, and especially to that curious section of it with long, narrow, linear or sword-shaped, ..."