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Definition of Hedge nettle
Hedge nettleNettle Net"tle, n. [AS. netele; akin to D. netel, G. nessel,
OHG. nezz["i]la, nazza, Dan. nelde, n["a]lde, Sw. n["a]ssla;
cf, Lith. notere.] (Bot.)
A plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute sharp
hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation.
Urtica gracitis is common in the Northern, and U.
cham[ae]dryoides in the Southern, United States. the common
European species, U. urens and U. dioica, are also found
in the Eastern united States. U. pilulifera is the Roman
nettle of England.
Note: The term nettle has been given to many plants related
to, or to some way resembling, the true nettle; as:
Australian nettle, a stinging tree or shrub of the genus
Laportea (as L. gigas and L. moroides); -- also
called nettle tree.
Bee nettle, Hemp nettle, a species of Galeopsis. See
Blind nettle, Dead nettle, a harmless species of
False nettle (B[ae]hmeria cylindrica), a plant common in
the United States, and related to the true nettles.
Hedge nettle, a species of Stachys. See under Hedge.
Horse nettle (Solanum Carolinense). See under Horse.
(a) Same as Hackberry.
(b) See Australian nettle (above).
Spurge nettle, a stinging American herb of the Spurge
family (Jatropha urens).
Wood nettle, a plant (Laportea Canadensis) which stings
severely, and is related to the true nettles.
Nettle cloth, a kind of thick cotton stuff, japanned, and
used as a substitute for leather for various purposes.
Nettle rash (Med.), an eruptive disease resembling the
effects of whipping with nettles.
Sea nettle (Zo["o]l.), a medusa. Hedge nettleHedge Hedge, n. [OE. hegge, AS. hecg; akin to haga an
inclosure, E. haw, AS. hege hedge, E. haybote, D. hegge, OHG.
hegga, G. hecke. [root]12. See Haw a hedge.]
A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a
thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land;
and also any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a
line or as a fence; particularly, such a thicket planted
round a field to fence it, or in rows to separate the parts
of a garden.
The roughest berry on the rudest hedge. --Shak.
Through the verdant maze Of sweetbrier hedges I pursue
my walk. --Thomson.
Note: Hedge, when used adjectively or in composition, often
means rustic, outlandish, illiterate, poor, or mean;
as, hedge priest; hedgeborn, etc.
Hedge bells, Hedge bindweed (Bot.), a climbing plant
related to the morning-glory (Convolvulus sepium).
Hedge bill, a long-handled billhook.
Hedge garlic (Bot.), a plant of the genus Alliaria. See
Garlic mustard, under Garlic.
Hedge hyssop (Bot.), a bitter herb of the genus Gratiola,
the leaves of which are emetic and purgative.
Hedge marriage, a secret or clandestine marriage,
especially one performed by a hedge priest. [Eng.]
Hedge mustard (Bot.), a plant of the genus Sisymbrium,
belonging to the Mustard family.
Hedge nettle (Bot.), an herb, or under shrub, of the genus
Stachys, belonging to the Mint family. It has a
nettlelike appearance, though quite harmless.
(a) The note of a hedge bird.
(b) Low, contemptible writing. [Obs.] --Dryden.
Hedge priest, a poor, illiterate priest. --Shak.
Hedge school, an open-air school in the shelter of a hedge,
in Ireland; a school for rustics.
Hedge sparrow (Zo["o]l.), a European warbler (Accentor
modularis) which frequents hedges. Its color is reddish
brown, and ash; the wing coverts are tipped with white.
Called also chanter, hedge warbler, dunnock, and
Hedge writer, an insignificant writer, or a writer of low,
scurrilous stuff. [Obs.] --Swift.
To breast up a hedge. See under Breast.
To hang in the hedge, to be at a standstill. ``While the
business of money hangs in the hedge.' --Pepys.
Meaning of Hedge nettle from wikipedia
- – great hedge nettle
, coastal hedge nettle Stachys chrysantha Stachys ciliata Stachys citrina Stachys clingmanii
– Clingman's hedge nettle Stachys
- false nettle
– Boehmeria flame nettle
– Coleus hedge nettle
– Galeopsis horse nettle
: Agastache urticifolia
sylvatica, commonly known
woundwort, whitespot, or sometimes
as hedge nettle
, is a perennial
to 80 cm tall in woodland
- palustris, commonly known
hedgenettle, or hedge
, is an edible perennial
gr****land herb growing
to 80 centimeters
- Stachys pycnantha
is a species
of flowering plant
in the mint family known
by the common
hedgenettle. It is native
to California, where...
- year 1450, derived
from the Middle English
heyghoge, from heyg, hegge
hedgerows, and hoge, hogge
("hog"), from its piglike...
- Mid-Atlantic States". Poindexter, Derick; Nelson, John (2011). "A new hedge
(Stachys:Lamiaceae) from the southern Appalachian
trees, commonly known
in warm temperate regions
of the Northern
- Prasium, common
name white hedge
, is a genus
of flowering plant
in the family
Lamiaceae, first described
in 1982. It contains
only one known
album, commonly called white nettle
, is a flowering plant
in the family
Lamiaceae. It is native throughout Europe
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