eryngo

noun
eryn·​go | \ i-ˈriŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce eryngo (audio) \
plural eryngoes or eryngos

Definition of eryngo

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

First Known Use of eryngo

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for eryngo

modification of Latin eryngion sea holly, from Greek ēryngion

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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 19 Oct. 2020.

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eryngo

noun
eryn·​go | \ i-ˈriŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce eryngo (audio) \
plural eryngoes or eryngos

Medical Definition of eryngo

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

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