Found 2 items, similar to spurge nettle.
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Definition: spurge nettle
n : a stinging herb of tropical America [syn: tread-softly
, devil nettle
, Cnidoscolus urens
, Jatropha urens
, Jatropha stimulosus
English → English
Definition: Spurge nettle
, n. [OF. espurge, F. ['e]purge, from OF.
espurgier to purge, L. expurgare. See Expurgate
Any plant of the genus Euphorbia. See Euphorbia
, an evergreen shrub (Daphne Gnidium
crowded narrow leaves. It is a native of Southern Europe.
, a European shrub (Daphne Laureola
oblong evergreen leaves.
. See under Nettle
, an evergreen shrub (Daphne oleoides
in the Mediterranean region.
, 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.