nounWord forms: plural eˈryngoes
any of a genus (Eryngium
) of plants of the umbel
family, with flowers in dense
heads and usually stiff
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Word origin of 'eryngo'via Sp or It eringio < L eryngium < Gr eryngion, dim. of ēryngos, prob. < ear, eros, spring, hence spring flower