Try Our Apps


What is the origin of "February"?

nettle rash

noun, Pathology.
urticaria resulting from contact with various plants causing local irritation.
Origin of nettle rash
1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for nettle-rash
Historical Examples
  • He was ill all night with nettle-rash in his throat, and nearly choked, poor little boy.

    Happy House Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
  • It is not the first time I've made a rash remark: nettle-rash this turned out!

    Folly as It Flies Fanny Fern
  • In any case its only evil effect may be an attack of nettle-rash or hives.

  • My wife is very sick and confined to her bed with something like the nettle-rash.

  • And then I got as busy as a one-armed man with the nettle-rash pasting on wall-paper.

  • Hives, hīvz, n. a popular term for nettle-rash and other similar skin diseases: laryngitis.

  • In some cases there is great irritability of the skin, and an eruption of nettle-rash.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • Among the insane, it has also been noticed that its use has been followed by nettle-rash and petechiæ (Reimer and others).

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • nettle-rash begins with mild sensitive fever, which is sometimes scarcely perceptible.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Erasmus Darwin
  • Frequently, however, urticaria, (nettle-rash) perspiration and other pustules are to be noticed.

    Valere Aude Louis Dechmann
British Dictionary definitions for nettle-rash

nettle rash

a nontechnical name for urticaria
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
nettle-rash in Medicine

nettle rash net·tle rash (nět'l)
See urticaria.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for nettle rash

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for nettle

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for nettle-rash