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henbit

[ hen-bit ]
/ ˈhɛnˌbɪt /
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noun
a common weed, Lamium amplexicaule, of the mint family, having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers.
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Origin of henbit

First recorded in 1570–80; hen + bit2
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How to use henbit in a sentence

  • Our common henbit dead-nettle (Lamium amplexicaule) produces cleistogamic flowers, as do also some orchids.

    Darwinism (1889)|Alfred Russel Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for henbit

henbit
/ (ˈhɛnˌbɪt) /

noun
a plant, Lamium amplexicaule, that is native to Europe and has toothed opposite leaves and small dark red flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
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