stinging nettle

noun
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of stinging nettle

: nettle 1; especially : a Eurasian nettle (Urtica dioica) widely naturalized in North America that has numerous hairs extremely irritating to the skin

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1525

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stinging nettle

noun

medical Definition of stinging nettle

: nettle 1; especially : a perennial Eurasian nettle (Urtica dioica) widely naturalized in North America and having numerous hairs that are extremely irritating to the skin

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