Definition of hemp-nettle in English:

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hemp-nettle

noun

A nettle-like Eurasian plant of the mint family.
  • Genus Galeopsis, family Labiatae
Example sentences
  • Common hemp-nettle seed mixed with soil and stirred periodically emerged mainly from March to May.
  • A definite characteristic of hemp-nettles is that the stem is swollen below each node.
  • Bifid hemp-nettle usually has pink flowers, while North American populations of hemp-nettle usually have white flowers.

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