stachys

noun sta·chys \ˈstākə̇s\

Definition of stachys

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 plural -es :  any plant of the genus Stachys

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Origin and Etymology of stachys

New Latin, from Greek, ear of grain, base horehound — more at sting


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