Nettle-tree

Definitions

  • Hackberry. Nettle-tree
    Hackberry. Nettle-tree
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Nettle-tree a genus of trees, with simple and generally serrated leaves, the fruit a fleshy, globose, one-celled drupe
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. netele; Ger. nessel.

Usage

In literature:

This acquired from us the name of Nettle Tree.
"The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson" by Ida Lee
Trees and bushes covered them; ivy and nettles concealed the crumbling masses of brick.
"After London" by Richard Jefferies
Among the forest trees are also several kinds of tree-ferns and a tree-nettle.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Tree-nettles in Australia are occasionally found as much as twenty-five feet in circumference.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
Presently the trees began to thin out, and then came a regiment of nettles barring the way.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
The trees had neither leaves nor fruit, and the ground was cumbered with briars, nettles, and rank weeds.
"Old-Time Stories" by Charles Perrault
All round it the vegetation is long, and lithe, and luxuriant; the trees keep their verdure late; and the rush of the nettles is amazing.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847" by Various
It is also known under the name of "sugar-berry," "beaver-wood" and "nettle-tree.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
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In poetry:

In a film called ‘The Forest’ she posed as a tree
And poor Sally felt rather nettled
For the ants, wasps and bees crawled all round her knees
And her further outlook was unsettled.
"The Sobstuff Sister" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Trees have been cleared between Jefferson and Nettles Rd.
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