Definition of sea holly in English:

sea holly


  • A spiny-leaved plant of the parsley family, with metallic blue teasel-like flowers, growing in sandy places by the sea and native to Europe.

    and → eryngo
    • ‘Our charity Christmas cards are now available at the Coastguard Station featuring some fabulous photography of sea holly.’
    • ‘Our native sea holly, appropriately called Eryngium maritimum, is a prime example.’
    • ‘One she often used was the slow germinating silvery sea holly which subsequently became known as ‘Miss Willmott's Ghost’.’