Agas·​ta·​che | \ ə-ˈga-stə-(ˌ)kē \

Definition of Agastache

: 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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First Known Use of Agastache

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agastache

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

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“Agastache.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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