stinging nettle
stinging nettle n NETTLE (1) esp a perennial Eurasian nettle (Urtica dioica) established in No. America and having broad coarsely toothed leaves with stinging hairs

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Urtica dioica. [USP] a preparation of U. dioica. The root is used to treat urinary problems associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. The fresh or dried flowering plant is used for urinary tract infections, kidney and bladder stones, and rheumatism and also has a wide variety of use in folk medicine.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Stinging nettle — Urtica dioica subsp. dioica Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • stinging nettle — ► NOUN ▪ a nettle covered in stinging hairs …   English terms dictionary

  • stinging nettle — stinging ,nettle noun count a NETTLE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stinging nettle — stinging .nettle n a wild plant with leaves that sting and leave red marks on your skin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stinging nettle — noun perennial Eurasian nettle established in North America having broad coarsely toothed leaves with copious stinging hairs • Syn: ↑Urtica dioica • Hypernyms: ↑nettle • Member Holonyms: ↑Urtica, ↑genus Urtica * * * ˈstinging nettle [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • stinging nettle — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms stinging nettle : singular stinging nettle plural stinging nettles a nettle …   English dictionary

  • stinging nettle — didžioji dilgėlė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dilgėlinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Urtica dioica), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Urtica dioica angl. European nettle;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • stinging nettle — 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. [1515 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • stinging nettle — noun a nettle covered in stinging hairs. [Urtica dioica and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • stinging nettle — sting′ing net′tle n. pln coo a bristly, stinging Eurasian nettle, Urtica dioica, having forked clusters of greenish flowers …   From formal English to slang

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