Dead-nettle

Definitions

  • DEAD NETTLE
    DEAD NETTLE
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dead-nettle a genus of plants of the natural order Labiatæ, so called because they resemble nettles but do not sting
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. deád; Goth. dauths, Ger. todt, from root of die.

Usage

In literature:

The survivors wandered about like spectres, brown with hunger, and dropped dead with half-chewed nettles between their lips.
"The Roman and the Teuton A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge" by Charles Kingsley
What has the poor dead man done to nettle you?
"The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18)" by John Dryden
BALM-LEAVED ARCHANGEL, or DEAD-NETTLE.
"The Botanical Magazine, Vol. V" by William Curtis
Dead nettle, 215; Fig.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
Take, for instance, the White Dead-nettle.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
The leaves of the White Dead Nettle are very similar in shape to those of the Stinging Nettle; but they are a paler shade of green.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
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