eryngo

noun

eryn·​go i-ˈriŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce eryngo (audio)
plural eryngoes or eryngos
1
: any of various plants (genus Eryngium) of the carrot family that have elongate spinulose-margined leaves and flowers in dense bracted heads
2
: candied root of the sea holly formerly used as an aphrodisiac

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Recent Examples on the Web Leavenworth’s eryngo mix with cheerful yellow Maximilian sunflower. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

modification of Latin eryngion sea holly, from Greek ēryngion

First Known Use

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of eryngo was in 1543

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“Eryngo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eryngo. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

eryngo

noun
eryn·​go i-ˈriŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce eryngo (audio)
plural eryngoes or eryngos
obsolete
: candied root of the sea holly made to be used as an aphrodisiac
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