[ ur-ti-key-shuhs ]
/ ˌɜr tɪˈkeɪ ʃəs /
belonging to the Urticaceae, the nettle family of plants.
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Example sentences from the Web for urticaceous
Cann′abin, a resin obtained from the plant Cannabis Indica; Cann′abis, a genus of urticaceous plants, yielding bhang.
It possesses an urticaceous apparatus, which produces an effect similar to the stinging-nettle when applied to the skin.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
British Dictionary definitions for urticaceous
/ (ˌɜːtɪˈkeɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Urticaceae, a family of plants, having small flowers and, in many species, stinging hairs: includes the nettles and pellitory
Word Origin for urticaceous
C18: via New Latin from Latin urtīca nettle, from ūrere to burn