eryngium

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eryngium (ɪˈrɪndʒɪəm)
 
n
See also sea holly any plant of the temperate and subtropical perennial umbelliferous genus Eryngium, with distinctive spiny foliage, metallic blue flower heads, and bluish stems, several species of which are grown as garden plants
 
[New Latin, from Greek ērynggion a species of thistle]

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