from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Stachys Sieboldi (also Known as S. tuberifera and S. affinis), an erect, hairy plant belonging to the mint family: applied particularly to the small white tubers, which are two or three inches long and edible. The plant is also known by the French name crosnes. See Stachys. Also called Chinese or Japanese artichoke.
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