dead nettle definition

  • noun:
    • some of a number of weedy flowers regarding the genus Lamium, native to Eurasia and northern Africa and achieving clusters of little, often purplish flowers with two lips.
    • coarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish plants and vegetation resembling that a nettle; typical as a weed in US
    • foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with an eco-friendly creeping rhizome
    • a plants of this genus Pilea having drooping green flower groups and smooth translucent stems and actually leaves
    • any one of numerous plants for the genus Lamium having groups of small generally purplish plants with two lips
  • adjective:
    • a harmless plant with leaves like a nettle (Lamium record album).

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