dead nettle

any of various plants belonging to the genus Lamium, of the mint family, native to the Old World, having opposite leaves and clusters of small reddish or white flowers.
[1350-1400; ME]

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  • Dead 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dead-nettle — deadˈ nettle noun Any species of Lamium, labiate plants superficially like nettles but stingless • • • Main Entry: ↑dead dead nettle see under ↑dead • • • Main Entry: ↑nettle …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead nettle — noun 1. foul smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping rhizome • Syn: ↑hedge nettle, ↑Stachys sylvatica • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Stachys, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead nettle — /ˈdɛd nɛtl/ (say ded netl) noun any plant of the genus Lamium, superficially like the nettle in appearance, but stingless. Also, dumb nettle …   Australian English dictionary

  • dead-nettle — noun a plant of the mint family, with leaves that resemble those of a nettle without stinging hairs. [Lamium album and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • white dead nettle — noun European dead nettle with white flowers • Syn: ↑Lamium album • Hypernyms: ↑dead nettle • Member Holonyms: ↑Lamium, ↑genus Lamium * * * noun : a European dead nettle ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • white dead-nettle — baltažiedė notrelė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis, medingas augalas (Lamium album), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lamium album angl. white dead nettle; white nettle port. urtiga… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • spotted dead-nettle — dėmėtoji notrelė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Lamium maculatum), paplitęs vakarų Azijoje ir Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lamium maculatum angl. spotted dead nettle šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • spotted dead nettle — noun : a perennial dead nettle (Lamium maculatum) having usually a pale blotch bordering the leaf midrib …   Useful english dictionary

  • red dead nettle — noun : red archangel …   Useful english dictionary

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