stinging nettle

stinging nettle
noun Date: 1525 nettle 1; especially a Eurasian nettle (Urtica dioica) widely naturalized in North America that has numerous hairs extremely irritating to the skin

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  • Stinging nettle — Urtica dioica subsp. dioica Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • stinging nettle — n NETTLE (1) esp a perennial Eurasian nettle (Urtica dioica) established in No. America and having broad coarsely toothed leaves with stinging hairs * * * Urtica dioica. [USP] a preparation of U. dioica. The root is used to treat urinary problems …   Medical dictionary

  • stinging nettle — ► NOUN ▪ a nettle covered in stinging hairs …   English terms dictionary

  • stinging nettle — stinging ,nettle noun count a NETTLE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stinging nettle — stinging .nettle n a wild plant with leaves that sting and leave red marks on your skin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stinging nettle — noun perennial Eurasian nettle established in North America having broad coarsely toothed leaves with copious stinging hairs • Syn: ↑Urtica dioica • Hypernyms: ↑nettle • Member Holonyms: ↑Urtica, ↑genus Urtica * * * ˈstinging nettle [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • stinging nettle — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms stinging nettle : singular stinging nettle plural stinging nettles a nettle …   English dictionary

  • stinging nettle — didžioji dilgėlė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dilgėlinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Urtica dioica), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Urtica dioica angl. European nettle;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • stinging nettle — a bristly, stinging Eurasian nettle, Urtica dioica, naturalized in North America, having forked clusters of greenish flowers, the young foliage sometimes cooked and eaten like spinach by the Scots. [1515 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • stinging nettle — noun a nettle covered in stinging hairs. [Urtica dioica and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • stinging nettle — sting′ing net′tle n. pln coo a bristly, stinging Eurasian nettle, Urtica dioica, having forked clusters of greenish flowers …   From formal English to slang

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