Definition of Stinging nettle

1. Noun. Perennial Eurasian nettle established in North America having broad coarsely toothed leaves with copious stinging hairs.

Exact synonyms: Urtica Dioica
Generic synonyms: Nettle
Group relationships: Genus Urtica, Urtica



Definition of Stinging nettle

1. Noun. A nettle; any of the species of genus ''Urtica'' that cause painful short-term skin irritation, especially ''Urtica dioica'', originally Eurasian, now naturalized elsewhere. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stinging Nettle

stingarees
stingbull
stinged
stinger
stingerless
stingers
stingfish
stingfishes
stingier
stingiest
stingily
stinginess
stinginesses
stinging
stinging hair
stinging nettle (current term)
stingingly
stingings
stingless
stingo
stingos
stingray
stingrays
stings
stingy
stink
stink-bomb
stink-cat
stink-cats
stink badger

Literary usage of Stinging nettle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1854)
""The common stinging-nettle" has a splendid fibre, and in Germany has been made into .first-class paper. At this very hour the world is so prosperous, ..."

2. The Gardeners Dictionaryby Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Another Pill-bearing stinging nettle, with Leaves like Pellitory, ... Narrow-leav'd pill bearing Stinging.nettle from Majorca, with a green Stalk. 6. ..."

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