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(Plants) any plant of the genus Stachys, esp S. lanata (lamb's ears) and S. officinalis (betony)
[New Latin, from Greek stachys ear of corn, used as a plant name]
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Noun1.stachys - large genus of usually woolly or hairy herbs or subshrubs or shrubsStachys - large genus of usually woolly or hairy herbs or subshrubs or shrubs; temperate eastern hemisphere; tropical Australasia
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
dead nettle, Stachys sylvatica, hedge nettle - foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping rhizome
hedge nettle, Stachys palustris - perennial herb with an odorless rhizome widespread in moist places in northern hemisphere
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Denbighshire Limestone woundwort (stachys alpina),a very rare flower which grows only in Denbighshire and Gloucestershire, usually among rocks and on the roadside.