• WordNet 3.6
    • n Lamium genus of Old World herbs: dead nettles; henbits
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lamium A genus of labiate plants of the tribe Stachydeæ, type of the subtribe Lamieæ, with nearly equal, not acerose calyx-teeth, the corolla-tube rarely exserted, the anther-cells generally parallel, and the nutlets angled and truncated at the apex. They are annual or perennial herbs, often diffuse or decumbent at the base, with cordate toothed or incised leaves, and densely many-flowered whorls of flowers crowded at the summit of the stem. The irregular galeate flowers are sometimes large, and generally pink or purple, sometimes white or even yellow. There are nearly 40 species of these plants, inhabiting Europe, northern Africa, and extratropical Asia. Several species are common as weeds in waste gruund, and some are occasionally cultivated in gardens. They are all known by the name of dead-nettle or hedge dead-nettle. The best-known species are the white-flowered L. album, the pink- or purple-flowered L. purpureum, L. amplexicaule, and L. maculatum, and the yellow-flowered L. Galeabdolon.
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In literature:

The fields have Crucifera Lamium and Verbascum, a late biennial species, Caule simplici, Hemiphragma.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith