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Definition of sea holly in English:

noun

A spiny-leaved plant of the parsley family, with metallic blue teasel-like flowers, growing in sandy places by the sea and native to Europe.
  • Eryngium maritimum, family Umbelliferae. See also eryngium
Example sentences
  • Our native sea holly, appropriately called Eryngium maritimum, is a prime example.
  • One she often used was the slow germinating silvery sea holly which subsequently became known as ‘Miss Willmott's Ghost’.
  • Our charity Christmas cards are now available at the Coastguard Station featuring some fabulous photography of sea holly.

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