Definition of eryngo in English:


Syllabification: e·ryn·go
Pronunciation: /əˈriNGgō

noun (plural eryngos or eryngoes)

  • another term for sea holly or eryngium.
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    • The genus Eryngium, known also as Eryngo plants, are perennial members of the carrot family, Umbelliferae.
    • These hardy perennials, commonly known as Sea Holly or Eryngo, are natives of the damp grasslands of South America.


late 16th century: from Italian and Spanish eringio, from Latin eryngion (see eryngium).

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