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any plant of the genus Stachys, esp S. lanata (lamb's ears) and S. officinalis (betony)
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New Latin, from Greek stachys ear of corn, used as a plant name
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stachys in the Bible

spike; an ear of corn, a convert at Rome whom Paul salutes (Rom. 16:9).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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