dog nettle

noun

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: 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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dog nettle was circa 1931

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“Dog nettle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog%20nettle. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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