plural noun Ur·ti·ca·ce·ae \ˌərtəˈkāsēˌē\

Definition of Urticaceae

  1. :  a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees (order Urticales) including many with stinging hairs and having small monoecious, dioecious, or polygamous apetalous flowers followed by fruits that are usually achenes — see strawberry nettle



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Origin and Etymology of urticaceae

New Latin, from Urtica, type genus + -aceae

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