Definition of dead-nettle in English:

dead-nettle

Syllabification: dead-net·tle
Pronunciation: /ˈdedˌnedl
 
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noun

An Old World plant of the mint family, with leaves that resemble those of a nettle but lack stinging hairs.
  • Lamium and related genera, family Labiatae: several species, including the common white dead-nettle (L. album)
More example sentences
  • Red dead-nettle is common in cereals where it has benefited from the control of more competitive weeds.
  • In the past red and white dead-nettles have been cooked like spinach but they're probably don't come into the gourmet class as they've also been used in making pig-swill.
  • The flowering of daffodils and white dead-nettles has been observed at Christmas, and in parts of Scotland people now cut their grass in winter.

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