Nilgiri nettle

Nil·​gi·​ri nettle
variants: or Nilghiri nettle \ ˈnilgərē-​ \

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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History and Etymology for Nilgiri nettle

from Nilgiri Hills, India

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“Nilgiri nettle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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