Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several weedy plants of the genus Lamium in the mint family, native to Eurasia and northern Africa and having clusters of small, usually purplish flowers with two lips.

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  • noun coarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish flowers and foliage resembling that of a nettle; common as a weed in United States
  • noun foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping rhizome
  • noun a plants of the genus Pilea having drooping green flower clusters and smooth translucent stems and leaves
  • noun any of various plants of the genus Lamium having clusters of small usually purplish flowers with two lips

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[So called because it looks like a nettle but does not sting.]

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