Urticaceous
Urticaceous Ur`ti*ca"ceous, a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order ({Urticace[ae]}) of plants, of which the nettle is the type. The order includes also the hop, the elm, the mulberry, the fig, and many other plants. [1913 Webster]

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  • urticaceous — /err ti kay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Urticaceae, the nettle family of plants. Cf. nettle family. [1830 40; < NL Urticace(ae) (Urtic(a) the type genus (L urtica nettle) + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • urticaceous — adjective Of or pertaining to a natural order Urticaceae of plants, of which the nettle is the type …   Wiktionary

  • urticaceous — ur·ti·ca·ceous …   English syllables

  • urticaceous —   a. pertaining to or like nettles; belonging to nettle family of plants.    ♦ urticant, n.   & a. stinging (substance).    ♦ urticaria, n. nettle rash.    ♦ urticate, v.t. sting; cause wheals; flog.    ♦ urticose, a. full of nettles …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • urticaceous — adjective see urticaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Urticaceae — Urticaceous Ur ti*ca ceous, a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order ({Urticace[ae]}) of plants, of which the nettle is the type. The order includes also the hop, the elm, the mulberry, the fig, and many other plants. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moreae — Fruit of Morus alba Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Ulmaceous — Ul*ma ceous, a. [L. ulmus an elm.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a suborder of urticaceous plants, of which the elm is the type. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Urtical — Ur tic*al, a. Resembling nettles; said of several natural orders allied to urticaceous plants. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rich|weed — «RIHCH WEED», noun. 1. a common urticaceous herb of North America and Japan. 2. a plant of the mint family of eastern North America, used medicinally especially as a diuretic and tonic. 3. any one of several ragweeds …   Useful english dictionary

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