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sea holly

the eryngo, Eryngium maritimum.
Origin of sea holly
1540-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This entailed the abolition of our beautiful decorations—our sea-holly and ferns; also some anxious looks from our handmaiden.

  • The rising wind whistled in the prickly star-grass and sea-holly.

    The Light of Scarthey Egerton Castle
  • sea-holly (Eryngium) is another family of July-flowering plants that does well on poor, sandy soils that have been deeply stirred.

    Wood and Garden Gertrude Jekyll
British Dictionary definitions for sea-holly

sea holly

a European umbelliferous plant, Eryngium maritimum, of sandy shores, having spiny bluish-green stems and blue flowers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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