Galeopsis

noun Ga·le·op·sis \ˌgālēˈäpsə̇s\

Definition of Galeopsis

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of galeopsis

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


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