Lamium

noun
La·​mi·​um | \ ˈlāmēəm \

Definition of Lamium

: a genus of Old World herbs (family Labiatae) having cordate dentate leaves and showy galeate flowers with basal style and 3-sided nutlets — see dead nettle, henbit

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History and Etymology for Lamium

New Latin, from Latin, dead nettle, from (assumed) Greek lamion, diminutive of lamia monster

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“Lamium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lamium. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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