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henbit

[ hen-bit ]

noun

  1. a common weed, Lamium amplexicaule, of the mint family, having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers.


henbit

/ ˈhɛnˌbɪt /

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of henbit1

First recorded in 1570–80; hen + bit 2
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Example Sentences

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

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