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Definitions and Synonyms of sea holly | Another word for sea holly | What is sea holly?

Definition 1: European evergreen eryngo with twisted spiny leaves naturalized on United States east coast; roots formerly used as an aphrodisiac - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for sea holly in the sense of this definition

(sea holly is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(... is a member of sea holly) large genus of decorative plants with thistlelike flower heads; cosmopolitan in distribution

Definition 2: widely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple-veined flowers - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for sea holly in the sense of this definition

(sea holly is a kind of ...) any plant of the genus Acanthus having large spiny leaves and spikes or white or purplish flowers; native to Mediterranean region but widely cultivated

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