stinging nettle

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noun

a bristly, stinging Eurasian nettle, Urtica dioica, naturalized in North America, having forked clusters of greenish flowers, the young foliage sometimes cooked and eaten like spinach by the Scots.

Origin of stinging nettle

First recorded in 1515–25
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stinging nettle

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