Definition of stinging nettle in English:

stinging nettle

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noun

  • A Eurasian nettle covered in minute hairs that inject irritants such as histamine and acetylcholine when they are touched.
    • Genus Urtica, family Urticaceae: several species, in particular U. dioica
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    • In his pasture, edible weeds like dandelion, chicory, quack grass and even stinging nettles are allowed to thrive.
    • Milkweed provides food for monarch butterfly larvae and stinging nettles host caterpillars of the red admiral butterfly.
    • The creation of the road, however, has made an opening for other kinds of plants, including fescue, bent grasses, myriad leaf, a stinging nettle, western dock, and the colorful fireweed.

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