/ (ɪˈrɪndʒɪəm) /
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any plant of the temperate and subtropical perennial umbelliferous genus Eryngium, with distinctive spiny foliage, metallic blue flower heads, and bluish stems, several species of which are grown as garden plantsSee also sea holly
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Word Origin for eryngium
New Latin, from Greek ērynggion a species of thistle
Words nearby eryngium
Erwin, Erwinia, -ery, Erymanthian boar, Erymanthus, eryngium, eryngo, erysipelas, erysipeloid, erysipelothrix, erythema
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How to use eryngium in a sentence
Sea-holly (Eryngium) is another family of July-flowering plants that does well on poor, sandy soils that have been deeply stirred.Wood and Garden|Gertrude Jekyll
The root of the Eryngium campestre, a plant common in middle and southern Europe.
Nothing remains but a yellow salvia and the beautiful Eryngium cæruleum.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
He then gave a half-grain dose, three times a day, of the third decimal trituration of the 'Eryngium aquaticum.'
Only weird-looking grey eryngium growing amid the parched white-blossomed broom.Little Johannes|Frederik van Eeden