capitalized : a large and widely distributed genus of herbs (family Labiatae) having five nearly equal calyx teeth, divergent anther cells, and rounded nutlets see hedge nettle
plural -es : any plant of the genus Stachys

Word History


New Latin, from Greek, ear of grain, base horehound

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“Stachys.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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