Definition of Nilgiri nettle
: any of several plants (genus Girardinia) of the family Urticaceae; especially : an East Indian fiber plant (G. palmata) with stinging foliage and stems that yield a strong fiber useful for cordage
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Origin and Etymology of nilgiri nettle
from Nilgiri Hills, India
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