Definition of eryngo in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈriNGɡō/

noun (plural eryngos or eryngoes)

Another term for sea holly or eryngium.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: e·ryn·go

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