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sea holly

noun
1.
the eryngo, Eryngium maritimum.
Origin of sea holly
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50
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  • This plant is called sea holly, its leaves being like those of the holly.

    On the Seashore

    R. Cadwallader Smith
British Dictionary definitions for sea holly

sea holly

noun
1.
a European umbelliferous plant, Eryngium maritimum, of sandy shores, having spiny bluish-green stems and blue flowers
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