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eryngo

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noun eryn·go \i-ˈriŋ-(ˌ)gō\

Definition of eryngo

plural eryngoes or eryngos

  1. 1 :  any of various plants (genus Eryngium) of the carrot family that have elongate spinulose-margined leaves and flowers in dense bracted heads

  2. 2 :  candied root of the sea holly formerly used as an aphrodisiac



Origin of eryngo

modification of Latin eryngion sea holly, from Greek ēryngion


First Known Use: 1543


Medical Dictionary

eryngo

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noun eryn·go \i-ˈriŋ-(ˌ)gō\

Medical Definition of eryngo

plural eryngoes or eryngos

  1. obsolete :  candied root of the sea holly made to be used as an aphrodisiac




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