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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Stachys, genus Stachysnoun

    large genus of usually woolly or hairy herbs or subshrubs or shrubs; temperate eastern hemisphere; tropical Australasia

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  1. Stachys

    Stachys is one of the largest genera in the flowering plant family Lamiaceae. Estimates of the number of species in the genus vary from about 300, to about 450. The type species for the genus is Stachys sylvatica. Stachys is in the subfamily Lamioideae. Generic limits and relationships in this subfamily are poorly known. The distribution of the genus covers Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and North America. Common names include heal-all, self-heal, woundwort, betony, lamb's ears, and hedgenettle. Wood betony, Stachys officinalis, was the most important medicinal herb to the Anglo-Saxons of early medieval Great Britain. The Chinese artichoke, is grown for its edible tuber. Several species are cultivated as ornamentals. Woolly Betony is a popular decorative garden plant. Stachys was named by Linnaeus in Species Plantarum in 1753. The name is derived from the Greek word σταχυς, meaning "an ear of grain", and refers to the fact that the inflorescence is often a spike. The name woundwort derives from the past use of certain species in herbal medicine for the treatment of wounds. Stachys species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the Coleophora case-bearers C. auricella, C. lineolea and C. wockeella.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stachys

    stā′kis, n. a genus of Labiatæ, containing the Hedge-nettle, the Woundwort, and according to some botanists the Common Betony or Wood Betony. [L.,—Gr. stachys, an ear of corn.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Stachys

    A plant genus of the family LAMIACEAE that has a characteristic odor.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stachys in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stachys in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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