stinging nettle


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

Examples of stinging nettle in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1525, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stinging nettle was in 1525

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“Stinging nettle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

stinging nettle

: nettle sense 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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