sea holly

noun

Definition of sea holly

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

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1548

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sea holly

noun sea hol·ly \ ˈsē-ˌhäl-ē \

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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