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.
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stinging nettle

n
(Plants) See nettle1
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sting′ing net′tle


n.
a bristly, stinging Eurasian nettle, Urtica dioica, having forked clusters of greenish flowers.
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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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Translations

stinging nettle

nBrennnessel f
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stinging nettle

n (bot) ortiga
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References in periodicals archive ?
Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a perennial plant that is native to Europe, western North America, Asia, and northern Africa.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Centre , preliminary studies they carried out have shown that stinging nettle helped to reduce sneezing and itching in people suffering with hay fever.
The posh adventurer was pitched against rival TV nature presenter Chris Packham in the World Stinging Nettle Eating Championship in Marshwood, Dorset.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Centre, preliminary studies they carried out have shown that stinging nettle helped to reduce sneezing and itching in people suffering with hay fever.
A small tortoiseshell butterfly on a stinging nettle
The 35-year-old took top spot at the annual stinging nettle championships held at The Bottle Inn, Marshwood, Dorset, on rain-lashed Saturday, July 29.
And while he may have chickened out of the World Shin Kicking Championships, been refused entry to the Pig Squealing Championships and been left with a sore mouth at the World Stinging Nettle Eating Championships, he hopes his efforts will inspire others to find their own world championship glory.
STINGING NETTLE SOUP STRIP about 500g of leaves from the top of stinging nettles and finely chop.
Eyebright, xanthium, and stinging nettle ease respiratory pain and discomfort.
A You may be surprised to know that nettle (also called "stinging nettle" because its spiny leaves and stem release skin-irritating, painful chemicals), is an herbal plant used medicinally for centuries to treat many ailments, such as joint and muscle pain, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia.