Sea holly
Sea holly Sea" hol"ly (Bot.) An evergeen seashore plant ({Eryngium maritimum}). See {Eryngium}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sea holly — Holly Hol ly (h[o^]l l[y^]), n. [OE holi, holin, AS. holen, holegn; akin to D. & G. hulst, OHG. huls hulis, W. celyn, Armor. kelen, Gael. cuilionn, Ir. cuileann. Cf. 1st {Holm}, {Hulver}.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus {Ilex}. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea holly — n. a European eryngo (Eryngium maritimum) with leathery, bluish, spiny leaves and globular heads of small, bluish flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Sea holly — Taxobox name = Sea holly image width = 240px image caption = Sea holly, shore of Mediterranean Sea near mouth of Dalyan River, Turkey regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Apiales familia = Apiaceae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • sea-holly — švelnusis akantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Akantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Acanthus mollis), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Acanthus mollis angl. artist s acanthus; bear s breech;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea-holly — pajūrinė zunda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Eryngium maritimum), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje ir Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eryngium maritimum angl. sea holly; seaside eryngo vok. Stranddistel; Strand… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea-holly — alpinė zunda statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Eryngium alpinum angl. bluetop eryngo; sea holly vok. Alpendistel; Alpen Mannstreu rus. синеголовник альпийский lenk. mikołajek alpejski …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • sea holly — sea hol·ly sē .häl ē n 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • sea holly — sea′ hol ly n. pln an Old World plant, Eryngium maritimum, of the parsley family, with stiff, fleshy leaves and pale blue flowers • Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea holly — noun 1. widely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple veined flowers • Syn: ↑bear s breech, ↑bear s breeches, ↑Acanthus mollis • Hypernyms: ↑acanthus 2. European evergreen eryngo with twisted spiny leaves naturalized on United… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea holly — noun a spiny leaved plant of the parsley family, with metallic blue teasel like flowers, growing in sandy places by the sea. [Eryngium maritimum.] …   English new terms dictionary

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