- any of various plants of the genus Stachys, such as S. arvensis (field woundwort), having purple, scarlet, yellow, or white flowers and formerly used for dressing wounds: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
- any of various other plants used in this way
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Plant Biologyany of several plants of the genus Stachys, belonging to the mint family, esp. S. palustris, having hairy stems and leaves and whorled clusters of small, reddish flowers.
- Plant BiologySee kidney vetch.
- wound1 + wort2 1540–50