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Definition: hedge nettle
n 1: perennial herb with an odorless rhizome widespread in moist
places in northern hemisphere [syn: Stachys palustris
2: foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green
creeping rhizome [syn: dead nettle
, Stachys sylvatica
English → English
Definition: Hedge 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.
, 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 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 bindweed
(Bot.), a climbing plant
related to the morning-glory (Convolvulus sepium
, a long-handled billhook.
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Alliaria
, under Garlic
(Bot.), a bitter herb of the genus Gratiola
the leaves of which are emetic and purgative.
, a secret or clandestine marriage,
especially one performed by a hedge priest. [Eng.]
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Sisymbrium
belonging to the Mustard family.
(Bot.), an herb, or under shrub, of the genus
, 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.
, a poor, illiterate priest. --Shak.
, an open-air school in the shelter of a hedge,
in Ireland; a school for rustics.
(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
, 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.”