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hemp nettle

a coarse weed of the genus Galeopsis, of the mint family, resembling hemp in appearance and having bristly hairs like the nettle.
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First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was a large island, with an abundance of hemp nettle, but I did not notice any kind of red paint there.

    The Maine Woods

    Henry David Thoreau
British Dictionary definitions for hemp nettle

hemp nettle

a hairy weedy plant, Galeopsis tetrahit, of northern regions, having helmet-shaped pink, purple, and white flowers and toothed leaves: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
any of various other plants of the genus Galeopsis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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