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hen·bit

 (hĕn′bĭt′)
n.
A Eurasian plant (Lamium amplexicaule) in the mint family, having toothed opposite leaves and small white or purplish-red flowers, widely naturalized in North America.

[hen + bit.]
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henbit

(ˈhɛnˌbɪt)
n
(Plants) a plant, Lamium amplexicaule, that is native to Europe and has toothed opposite leaves and small dark red flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
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hen•bit

(ˈhɛnˌbɪt)

n.
a weed, Lamium amplexicaule, of the mint family, having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers.
[1570–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.henbit - Eurasian plant having toothed leaves and small two-lipped white or purplish-red flowershenbit - Eurasian plant having toothed leaves and small two-lipped white or purplish-red flowers
genus Lamium, Lamium - genus of Old World herbs: dead nettles; henbits
dead nettle - any of various plants of the genus Lamium having clusters of small usually purplish flowers with two lips
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Henbit, Shergar and Ruler Of The World were Vase winners who became Derby heroes, while Wings Of Eagles reversed Chester trial form to strike at Epsom.
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We also forage for wild greens--nettles, cleavers, henbit, dandelion (leaves, buds and flower heads), plantain, chickweed, sorrel, dock, purslane, and more.
After which no more weeds are needed but it is time for the winter annual weeds like common chickweeds, annual bluegrass, henbit and deadnettle, and speedwell to start into growth.
The typical American yard was a scraggly garden of plantain, henbit, creeping pale, barberry and multiflora rose, a kind of meadow in miniature.
The Haynes, Hanson & Clark Conditions Stakes has garnered a reputation for producing Group One winners over the years with the likes of Derby heroes Henbit and Shergar winning while subsequent Epsom heroes Sharastani and Authorized were placed.
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Last year's winner was big-toothed Stacey Solomon (right), whose sire by coincidence is Carson's 1980 Derby winner Henbit, and one of the favourites to take her crown is Mark Wright from The Only Way Is Essex.
There is nothing more satisfying than a weedless garden of vigorous, healthy plants and nothing sadder than one whose veggies are being overtaken by henbit or quackgrass.
Only two horses - Henbit (1980) and Shergar (1981) - have gone on to glory in the Derby at Epsom following victory in the Chester Vase.