A bandage folded into a spiral arrangement resembling an ear of wheat or barley.bandage, covering, plaster, gauze, lint, compress, ligature, swathe, poultice, salve
Late 17th century from Latin, literally ‘spike, ear of corn’; related to spina ‘spine’. The current sense is influenced by Greek stakhus ‘ear of wheat’.
The brightest star in the constellation Virgo.
Latin, literally ‘ear of wheat (in the hand of the goddess)’.