Hemp nettle

Hemp nettle
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hemp nettle — n. any of a genus (Galeopsis) of European plants of the mint family; esp., a common prickly weed ( G. tetrahit) now found in the U.S …   English World dictionary

  • hemp-nettle — gelsvoji aklė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Galeopsis segetum), paplitęs pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Galeopsis segetum angl. hemp nettle šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos 2009 m.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • hemp nettle — hemp′ net tle n. pln a coarse, hemplike weed of the genus Galeopsis, of the mint family, having bristly hairs like the nettle • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • hemp nettle — a coarse weed of the genus Galeopsis, of the mint family, resembling hemp in appearance and having bristly hairs like the nettle. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • hemp nettle — noun coarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish flowers and foliage resembling that of a nettle; common as a weed in United States • Syn: ↑dead nettle, ↑Galeopsis tetrahit • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemp-nettle — noun a nettle like plant of the mint family. [Genus Galeopsis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • hemp nettle — noun Date: 1801 any of a genus (Galeopsis) of coarse Old World herbs of the mint family; especially a bristly Eurasian herb (G. tetrahit) naturalized in North America as a weed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hemp-nettle — noun Any weed of the genus Galeopsis in the Lamiaceae family …   Wiktionary

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