stinging nettle


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sting·ing nettle

(stĭng′ĭng)
n.
A perennial nettle (Urtica dioica) native to Eurasia and widely distributed in North America. It is sometimes used medicinally, and the young leaves are edible.

stinging nettle

n
(Plants) See nettle1

sting′ing net′tle


n.
a bristly, stinging Eurasian nettle, Urtica dioica, having forked clusters of greenish flowers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stinging nettle - perennial Eurasian nettle established in North America having broad coarsely toothed leaves with copious stinging hairsstinging nettle - perennial Eurasian nettle established in North America having broad coarsely toothed leaves with copious stinging hairs
nettle - any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
genus Urtica, Urtica - a nettle yielding fiber resembling flax
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stinging nettle

nBrennnessel f

stinging nettle

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Anyone who comes in contact with the weed is advised to cover up the affected area, to prevent the sap reacting with sunlight, and to wash it with soap and water Giant hogweed, an invasive species that resembles native cow parsley or hogweed, has large leaves, spotted leaf stalks and a hollow, reddish-purple stem with fine spines that make it appear furry, much like a stinging nettle.
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