- any of a genus (Eryngium) of plants of the umbel family, with flowers in dense heads and usually stiff, spiny leaves
- Obs. the candied root of the sea holly, formerly used as an aphrodisiac
Origin of eryngovia Spanish or Italian eringio ; from Classical Latin eryngium ; from Classical Greek eryngion, diminutive of ?ryngos, probably ; from ear, eros, spring, hence spring flower
Any of several plants of the genus Eryngium of the parsley family, having spiny leaves and dense clusters of small bluish flowers.
Origin of eryngoAlteration of Latin ēryngion, sea holly, from Greek ērungion, diminutive of ērungos.