dead nettle


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dead nettle a plants of the genus Pilea having drooping green flower clusters and smooth translucent stems and leaves
    • n dead nettle coarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish flowers and foliage resembling that of a nettle; common as a weed in United States
    • n dead nettle any of various plants of the genus Lamium having clusters of small usually purplish flowers with two lips
    • n dead nettle foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping rhizome
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dead nettle (Bot) a harmless plant with leaves like a nettle (Lamium album).
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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
"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