from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several weedy plants of the genus Lamium, native to Eurasia and northern Africa and having clusters of small, usually purplish flowers with two lips.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a harmless plant with leaves like a nettle (Lamium album).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. coarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish flowers and foliage resembling that of a nettle; common as a weed in United States
- n. foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping rhizome
- n. a plants of the genus Pilea having drooping green flower clusters and smooth translucent stems and leaves
- n. any of various plants of the genus Lamium having clusters of small usually purplish flowers with two lips
So called because it looks like a nettle but does not sting.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)