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n. pl. e·ryn·goes
Any of several plants of the genus Eryngium of the parsley family, having spiny leaves and dense clusters of small bluish flowers.

[Alteration of Latin ēryngion, sea holly, from Greek ērungion, diminutive of ērungos.]


n, pl -goes or -gos
(Plants) any umbelliferous plant of the genus Eryngium, such as the sea holly, having toothed or lobed leaves. Also called: eringo
[C16: from Latin ēryngion variety of thistle, from Greek ērungion, diminutive of ērungos thistle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eryngo - any plant of the genus Eryngium
Eryngium, genus Eryngium - large genus of decorative plants with thistlelike flower heads; cosmopolitan in distribution
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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Chaplin invites the reader to 'consider the beauty of the names of these other flourishing "immigrants" to the Tyne: hedgerow cranesbill, hoary cress, field eryngo, spotted medick, wild teasel, rough dog's tail and tall melilot' (p.
Eating roots was taken for granted: carrots and parsnips were routine, parsley and skirret roots were favourites, eryngo, when candied, became a positive London fashion.