lamb's ears

noun

plural in form but usually singular in construction
: a perennial southwest Asian herb (Stachys byzantina synonym S. lanata) of the mint family widely cultivated for its ornamental soft leaves densely covered with silver- or grayish-white hairs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Plantings include hosta, hydrangea, lamb's ears, clematis, herbs and more. Julie Washington, cleveland, 6 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lamb's ears was in 1930

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“Lamb's ears.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lamb%27s%20ears. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

lamb's ears

noun singular or plural

: a widely grown Asian herb of the mint family having leaves covered with fuzzy silver-white hairs
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