Definition of Eryngium

1. Noun. Large genus of decorative plants with thistlelike flower heads; cosmopolitan in distribution.




Definition of Eryngium

1. n. A genus of umbelliferous plants somewhat like thistles in appearance. Eryngium maritimum, or sea holly, has been highly esteemed as an aphrodisiac, the roots being formerly candied.

Definition of Eryngium

1. Noun. (botany) Any of the genus ''Eryngium'' of umbelliferous plants resembling thistles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eryngium

1. a type of bristly plant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eryngium

eruptivity
erupts
eruv
eruvim
eruvin
eruvs
erven
ervil
ervils
erwinia
erwinia carotovora
erwinia chrysanthemi
erybraedin
erycristagallin
erynggium
eryngium (current term)
eryngiums
eryngo
eryngoes
eryngos
erysipelas
erysipelas migrans
erysipelas perstans faciei
erysipelas pustulosum
erysipelas verrucosum
erysipelases
erysipelatoid
erysipelatous
erysipeloid

Literary usage of Eryngium

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1. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1902)
"... There was no confusion of eryngium with Aster on the part of Dioscorides, md only two features of strong resemblance in use, those of eryngium "for ..."

2. Hardy Perennials and Old-fashioned Garden Flowers: Describing the Most by John Wood (1884)
"As will be inferred from the order to which the eryngium FIG. 37. eryngium GIGANTEUM. (One-tenth natural size ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"ERY'NGO (eryngium), a genus of plants of the natural order ... Its root was formerly ъ с а Sea Holly (eryngium maritimum) : a, a floret ; ¬°>, a petal ; c, ..."

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