dead nettle



any of various plants belonging to the genus Lamium, of the mint family, native to the Old World, having opposite leaves and clusters of small reddish or white flowers.

Nearby words

  1. dead man's handle,
  2. dead march,
  3. dead matter,
  4. dead meat,
  5. dead metal,
  6. dead of,
  7. dead on one's feet,
  8. dead point,
  9. dead president,
  10. dead pulp

Origin of dead nettle

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for dead-nettle



any Eurasian plant of the genus Lamium, such as L. alba (white dead-nettle), having leaves resembling nettles but lacking stinging hairs: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
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