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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.

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Origin of stinging nettle

First recorded in 1515–25
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stinging nettle

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