hemp nettle


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hemp nettle

n.
Any of various Eurasian plants of the genus Galeopsis of the mint family, having bristly stems and white or reddish flowers with two lips.

hemp nettle

n
1. (Plants) a hairy weedy plant, Galeopsis tetrahit, of northern regions, having helmet-shaped pink, purple, and white flowers and toothed leaves: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. (Plants) any of various other plants of the genus Galeopsis

hemp′ net`tle


n.
a coarse, hemplike weed of the genus Galeopsis, of the mint family, having bristly hairs like the nettle.
[1795–1805]
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Noun1.hemp nettle - coarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish flowers and foliage resembling that of a nettlehemp nettle - coarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish flowers and foliage resembling that of a nettle; common as a weed in United States
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Galeopsis, genus Galeopsis - erect annual European herbs
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Downy hemp nettle was last seen in Bangor in 1975 and the oyster plant lived on the shingle banks of Denbighshire, until it disappeared from Wales in the late 1980s.