lamb's ears


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

Examples of lamb's ears in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This design also features a range of leaf shapes, sizes, colors, and textures with exotic caladiums, fuzzy lamb's ears, and rugged coneflowers, ensuring plenty of visual appeal throughout the growing season. Derek Carwood, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Jan. 2023 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

lamb's ears

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