Definition of Dead nettle

1. Noun. Foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping rhizome.

Exact synonyms: Hedge Nettle, Stachys Sylvatica
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Stachys, Stachys

2. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Lamium having clusters of small usually purplish flowers with two lips.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Lamium, Lamium
Specialized synonyms: Lamium Album, White Dead Nettle, Henbit, Lamium Amplexicaule

3. Noun. Coarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish flowers and foliage resembling that of a nettle; common as a weed in United States.
Exact synonyms: Galeopsis Tetrahit, Hemp Nettle
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Galeopsis, Genus Galeopsis

4. Noun. A plants of the genus Pilea having drooping green flower clusters and smooth translucent stems and leaves.
Exact synonyms: Clearweed, Pilea Pumilla, Richweed
Generic synonyms: Nettle
Group relationships: Genus Pilea, Pilea

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Literary usage of Dead nettle

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1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"... Dead-nettle, w«h elegantly jagged Leaves. which it differs in the Colour oí ... very like our common Dead-nettle, except in the Difference of the Leaf. ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"156 Pedicularis palustris is so called. dead nettle (i^ Turn. Lib. ... dead nettle, Yellow. Lamium Galeobdolon, Cr.—Prior, p. 64. Dead Tongue. ..."

3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"There are still other dead nettles among which may be noted the "hemp dead nettle" (Galeopsis tetra/iit). This plant is also known as "bee nettle", ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"The mime is derived from the popular belief that the hairs of the dead nettle, particularly when the. plant is dried, as in haymaking, cause irritation in ..."

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