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nettle rash

noun Pathology.
  1. urticaria resulting from contact with various plants causing local irritation.
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Origin of nettle rash

First recorded in 1730–40
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Examples from the Web for nettle rash

Historical Examples

  • It is not the first time I've made a rash remark: nettle-rash this turned out!

    Folly as It Flies

    Fanny Fern

  • In any case its only evil effect may be an attack of nettle-rash or hives.

  • My wife is very sick and confined to her bed with something like the nettle-rash.

  • And then I got as busy as a one-armed man with the nettle-rash pasting on wall-paper.

  • Hives, hīvz, n. a popular term for nettle-rash and other similar skin diseases: laryngitis.

British Dictionary definitions for nettle rash

nettle rash

  1. a nontechnical name for urticaria
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nettle rash in Medicine

nettle rash

  1. urticaria
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