stinging nettle(redirected from Stinging nettles)
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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.
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a bristly, stinging Eurasian nettle, Urtica dioica, having forked clusters of greenish flowers.
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|Noun||1.||stinging 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)