Definition of Sea holly

1. Noun. European evergreen eryngo with twisted spiny leaves naturalized on United States east coast; roots formerly used as an aphrodisiac.

Exact synonyms: Eryngium Maritimum, Sea Eryngium, Sea Holm
Group relationships: Eryngium, Genus Eryngium
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



2. Noun. Widely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple-veined flowers.
Exact synonyms: Acanthus Mollis, Bear's Breech, Bear's Breeches
Generic synonyms: Acanthus

Definition of Sea holly

1. Noun. The plant ''Eryngium maritimum''. ¹

2. Noun. More generally, any of several species of plants in the genus ''Eryngium''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Sea holly

1. An evergeen seashore plant (Eryngium maritimum). See Eryngium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Holly

sea grape
sea green
sea gudgeon
sea gudgeons
sea gull
sea gull murmur
sea hare
sea hawk
sea heath
sea hedgehog
sea hedgehogs
sea hen
sea hog
sea hogs
sea holly (current term)
sea holm
sea holms
sea horse
sea horses
sea hulver
sea ice
sea island cotton
sea ivories
sea ivory
sea jellies
sea jelly
sea kale
sea king
sea kings

Literary usage of Sea holly

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1. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1868)
"Its root was formerly sea holly (Eryngium maritimum) a, a floret ; b, a petal ; c, a stamen ; d, the pistil. much employed in some parts of Europe as a ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"Its root was formerly sea holly (Eryngium maritimum): a, a floret; 6, a petal; c, a stamen \ d, the pistil. much employed in some parts of Europe as a tonic ..."

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