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dead nettle

noun
1.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Lamium, of the mint family, native to the Old World, having opposite leaves and clusters of small reddish or white flowers.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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  • Unlike stinging nettle, which is harder to find in the city, purple dead nettle grows abundantly across the five boroughs.

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