Urtica

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urtica

(ˈɜːtɪkə)
n
(Plants) a nettle which yields a flax-like fibre
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Noun1.urtica - a nettle yielding fiber resembling flaxUrtica - a nettle yielding fiber resembling flax
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Urticaceae, nettle family, Urticaceae - a family of plants of order Urticales including many nettles with stinging hairs
stinging nettle, Urtica dioica - perennial Eurasian nettle established in North America having broad coarsely toothed leaves with copious stinging hairs
Roman nettle, Urtica pipulifera - annual European nettle with stinging foliage and small clusters of green flowers
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COMPETITORS took part in the annual Nettle Warrior test of endurance at Perton, near Wolverhampton yesterday.
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