stinging-nettle

stinging nettle

noun
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.

Origin:
1515–25

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stinging nettle
 
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