noun \i-ˈriŋ-(ˌ)gō\
plural eryn·goes or eryn·gos

Definition of ERYNGO

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


noun \i-ˈriŋ-(ˌ)gō\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural eryn·goes or eryn·gos

Medical Definition of ERYNGO

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


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