any of several plants belonging to the genus Lamium, of the mint family, some species of which have whitish or variegated leaves and are cultivated as ornamentals or ground cover.

< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus); Late Latin (Pliny): dead nettle, perhaps derivative of lamia lamia Unabridged
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The pot at the base contains white cyclamen, lamium, and red nandina.
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