- any of a genus (Eryngium) of plants of the umbel family, with flowers in dense heads and usually stiff, spiny leaves
- Obs. the candied root of the sea holly, formerly used as an aphrodisiac
Origin of eryngovia Spanish or Italian eringio ; from Classical Latin eryngium ; from Classical Greek eryngion, diminutive of ?ryngos, probably ; from ear, eros, spring, hence spring flower
Origin of eryngoAlteration of Latin &emacron;ryngion, sea holly, from Greek &emacron;rungion, diminutive of &emacron;rungos.