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Definition: Blind nettle
, 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.
is common in the Northern, and Urtica cham[ae]dryoides
in the Southern, United States. The common
European species, Urtica urens
and Urtica dioica
also found in the Eastern united States. Urtica 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:
, a stinging tree or shrub of the genus
(as Laportea gigas
and Laportea moroides
-- also called nettle tree
, Hemp nettle
, a species of Galeopsis
, Dead nettle
, a harmless species of
), a plant common in
the United States, and related to the true nettles.
, a species of Stachys
. See under Hedge
). See under Horse
(a) Same as Hackberry
(b) See Australian nettle
, a stinging American herb of the Spurge
family (Jatropha urens
, a plant (Laportea Canadensis
) which stings
severely, and is related to the true nettles.
, a kind of thick cotton stuff, japanned, and
used as a substitute for leather for various purposes.
(Med.), an eruptive disease resembling the
effects of whipping with nettles.
(Zo["o]l.), a medusa.
, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind,
Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.]
1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect
or by deprivation; without sight.
He that is strucken blind can not forget
The precious treasure of his eyesight lost. --Shak.
2. Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of
intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or
judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects.
But hard be hardened, blind be blinded more,
That they may stumble on, and deeper fall. --Milton.
3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
This plan is recommended neither to blind
approbation nor to blind reprobation. --Jay.
4. Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to
a person who is blind; not well marked or easily
discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path;
a blind ditch.
5. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
The blind mazes of this tangled wood. --Milton.
6. Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall;
open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
7. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind
passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
8. (Hort.) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as,
blind buds; blind flowers.
, an alley closed at one end; a cul-de-sac.
, an axle which turns but does not communicate
, one of the insects apt to fly against people,
esp. at night.
(Zo["o]l.), a species of catfish (Gronias nigrolabris
), nearly destitute of eyes, living in caverns
, coal that burns without flame; anthracite coal.
, Blind window
, an imitation of a door or
window, without an opening for passage or light. See
or Blank window
, under Blank
(Mining), a level or drainage gallery which has
a vertical shaft at each end, and acts as an inverted
(Bot.), dead nettle. See Dead nettle
(Gunnery), a shell containing no charge, or one
that does not explode.
, the side which is most easily assailed; a weak
or unguarded side; the side on which one is least able or
disposed to see danger. --Swift.
(Zo["o]l.), a small, harmless, burrowing snake,
of the family Typhlopid[ae]
, with rudimentary eyes.
(Anat.), the point in the retina of the eye
where the optic nerve enters, and which is insensible to
, in bookbinding and leather work, the
indented impression of heated tools, without gilding; --
called also blank tooling
, and blind blocking
, a wall without an opening; a blank wall.