lamb's ears

noun, plural lamb’s ears.

  1. a hardy Middle Eastern plant, Stachys byzantina, of the mint family, having white, wooly leaves and small, purple flowers in dense whorls.


  1. (functioning as singular) a perennial herb, Stachys lanata, planted for its foliage, which is covered with white woolly down; the purplish or striped flowers are smallAlso called: lamb’s tongue, (Scot) lamb’s lugs
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