dog nettle


Definition of dog nettle

2 : an annual dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) having deep green or purplish leaves, a hairy calyx, and a ring of hairs inside the slender corolla tube

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First Known Use of dog nettle

circa 1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dog nettle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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