: a small genus of coarse annual Old World herbs (family Labiatae) distinguished by the calyx that has 5 to 10 nerves and the transversely 2-valved anther sacs see hemp nettle

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, a nettle, from Greek galēopsis, from galē, galeē weasel + -opsis

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“Galeopsis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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