Agastache

noun Agas·ta·che \ə-ˈga-stə-(ˌ)kē\

Definition of Agastache

  1. :  a genus of North American herbs (family Labiatae) having opposite toothed leaves and dense terminal spikes of 2-lipped flowers — see giant hyssop

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Origin and Etymology of agastache

borrowed from New Latin, from Greek aga-, intensifying prefix + New Latin -stache, derivative of Greek stáchys “ear of grain, offspring” — more at Agalinis, 1sting


First Known Use: 1892


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