sea holly

noun

Definition of sea holly

: a European coastal herb (Eryngium maritimum) of the carrot family with spiny leaves and pale blue flowers

First Known Use of sea holly

1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea holly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20holly. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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sea holly

noun
sea hol·​ly | \ ˈsē-ˌhäl-ē How to pronounce sea holly (audio) \

Medical Definition of sea holly

: a European coastal herb of the genus Eryngium (E. maritimum) that has spiny leaves and pale blue flowers and was formerly used as an aphrodisiac

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