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

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, from Greek aga-, intensifying prefix + New Latin -stache, derivative of Greek stáchys "ear of grain, offspring"

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Agastache was in 1892

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“Agastache.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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