Henbit Hen"bit`, n. (Bot.) A weed of the genus {Lamium} ({Lamium amplexicaule}) with deeply crenate leaves. [1913 Webster]

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  • henbit — [hen′bit΄] n. [ HEN + BIT2] a spreading weedy plant (Lamium amplexicaule) of the mint family, with rounded, opposite leaves and small, pink or lavender flowers …   English World dictionary

  • henbit — /ˈhɛnbɪt/ (say henbit) noun a weed, Lamium amplexicaule, with small purplish flowers; dead nettle. {hen + bit2 (apparently 16th century translation of German Hoenderbeet)} …   Australian English dictionary

  • henbit — noun Date: 1597 a Eurasian herb (Lamium amplexicaule) of the mint family that has small scalloped leaves and purplish flowers and is naturalized in North America …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • henbit — /hen bit /, n. a common weed, Lamium amplexicaule, of the mint family, having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers. [1570 80; HEN + BIT2] * * * …   Universalium

  • henbit — n. plant of the mint family with round leaves and small white or purple flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • henbit — [ hɛnbɪt] noun a dead nettle with purple flowers and partly prostrate stems. [Lamium amplexicaule.] Origin C16: appar. a translation of Low Ger. or Du. hoenderbeet hen s bed …   English new terms dictionary

  • henbit — hen•bit [[t]ˈhɛnˌbɪt[/t]] n. pln a weed, Lamium amplexicaule, of the mint family, having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • henbit — noun Eurasian plant having toothed leaves and small two lipped white or purplish red flowers • Syn: ↑Lamium amplexicaule • Hypernyms: ↑dead nettle • Member Holonyms: ↑Lamium, ↑genus Lamium …   Useful english dictionary

  • Henbit (horse) — Thoroughbred racehorse infobox horsename = Henbit caption = sire = Hawaii grandsire = Utrillo dam = Chateaucreek damsire = Chateaugay sex = Stallion foaled = 1977 country = United States flagicon|United States colour = Bay breeder = Mrs J. G.… …   Wikipedia

  • small henbit — noun : ivy leaved speedwell …   Useful english dictionary

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