lamb's ears


lamb's ears

noun plural but usually singular in construction

Definition of LAMB'S EARS

:  a widely cultivated perennial southwest Asian herb (Stachys byzantina syn. S. olympica) of the mint family having leaves covered with densely matted hairs

First Known Use of LAMB'S EARS

1930

lamb's ears

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Widely cultivated perennial herb (Stachys byzantina, or S. olympica) of the mint family, native to South Asia. Covered with densely matted hairs, its silver-green leaves, which provide a pleasing contrast to green leaves and to bright- or soft-coloured flowers, make lamb's ears a hardy favourite in perennial gardens of the northeastern U.S.

Variants of LAMB'S EARS

lamb's ears or lamb's ear

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