nettle tree
Nettle Net"tle, n. [AS. netele; akin to D. netel, G. nessel, OHG. nezz["i]la, nazza, Dan. nelde, n["a]lde, Sw. n["a]ssla; cf, Lith. notere.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Urtica}, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation. {Urtica gracilis} is common in the Northern, and {Urtica cham[ae]dryoides} in the Southern, United States. The common European species, {Urtica urens} and {Urtica dioica}, are also found in the Eastern united States. {Urtica pilulifera} is the Roman nettle of England. [1913 Webster]

Note: The term nettle has been given to many plants related to, or to some way resembling, the true nettle; as:

{Australian nettle}, a stinging tree or shrub of the genus {Laportea} (as {Laportea gigas} and {Laportea moroides}); -- also called {nettle tree}.

{Bee nettle}, {Hemp nettle}, a species of {Galeopsis}. See under {Hemp}.

{Blind nettle}, {Dead nettle}, a harmless species of {Lamium}.

{False nettle} ({B[ae]hmeria cylindrica}), a plant common in the United States, and related to the true nettles.

{Hedge nettle}, a species of {Stachys}. See under {Hedge}.

{Horse nettle} ({Solanum Carolinense}). See under {Horse}.

{nettle tree}. (a) Same as {Hackberry}. (b) See {Australian nettle} (above).

{Spurge nettle}, a stinging American herb of the Spurge family ({Jatropha urens}).

{Wood nettle}, a plant ({Laportea Canadensis}) which stings severely, and is related to the true nettles. [1913 Webster]

{Nettle cloth}, a kind of thick cotton stuff, japanned, and used as a substitute for leather for various purposes.

{Nettle rash} (Med.), an eruptive disease resembling the effects of whipping with nettles.

{Sea nettle} (Zo["o]l.), a medusa. [1913 Webster]


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  • nettle tree — Nettle Net tle, n. [AS. netele; akin to D. netel, G. nessel, OHG. nezz[ i]la, nazza, Dan. nelde, n[ a]lde, Sw. n[ a]ssla; cf, Lith. notere.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Urtica}, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nettle tree — Lote Lote, n. [L. lotus, Gr. ?. Cf. {Lotus}.] (Bot.) A large tree ({Celtis australis}), found in the south of Europe. It has a hard wood, and bears a cherrylike fruit. Called also {nettle tree}. Eng. Cyc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nettle-tree — celtis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Celtinių (Celtidaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Celtis). atitikmenys: lot. Celtis angl. hackberry; nettle tree; sugarberry vok. Zürgelbaum rus. каменное дерево; каркас lenk. wiązowiec …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • nettle-tree — nettˈle tree noun 1. A tree of the elm family (genus Celtis), with nettle shaped leaves, edible drupes, and wood good for turning 2. A tropical and Australian tree (genus Laportea) of the nettle family, with virulently stinging leaves • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nettle tree — /ˈnɛtl tri/ (say netl tree) noun any of several stinging trees of the family Urticaceae, native to Australia …   Australian English dictionary

  • nettle tree — noun any of various trees of the genus Celtis having inconspicuous flowers and small berrylike fruits • Syn: ↑hackberry • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑European hackberry, ↑Mediterranean hackberry, ↑Cel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Southern nettle-tree — pietinis celtis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Celtinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Celtis australis), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Celtis australis angl. European hackberry; European… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Australian nettle tree — noun any of several tall Australian trees of the genus Laportea • Syn: ↑Australian nettle • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Laportea, ↑genus Laportea * * * noun Usa …   Useful english dictionary

  • american nettle tree — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : hackberry 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nettle — Net tle, n. [AS. netele; akin to D. netel, G. nessel, OHG. nezz[ i]la, nazza, Dan. nelde, n[ a]lde, Sw. n[ a]ssla; cf, Lith. notere.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Urtica}, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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