Definition of Genus Urtica
1. Noun. A nettle yielding fiber resembling flax.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Urticaceae, Nettle Family, Urticaceae
Member holonyms: Stinging Nettle, Urtica Dioica, Roman Nettle, Urtica Pipulifera
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Urtica
Literary usage of Genus Urtica
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The genus urtica, (the classical Latin name, from urere, to burn) gives its ... The genus urtica consists mostly of herbaceous plants (a few are trees), ..."
2. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatires on the Principles of by Richard Owen, Wm S Orr, John Radford Young, Alexander Jardine, Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Smith, William Sweetland Dallas (1855)
"The following description will suffice to indicate the genus Urtica :— " Barren (or male] flower. Calyx of four roundish, concave, equal leaves. ..."
3. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Great Exhibition, Robert Ellis (1851)
"But the most remarkable, and what will probably become the moet useful, are the fibres of two plants whieh were formerly placed in the genus Urtica, ..."
4. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1884)
"genus Urtica (Nettle). U. dioica (Common Stinging Nettle). Medical properties: Tonic, astringent, diuretic, pectoral. ..."
5. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"... included, until recently, in the genus Urtica or Nettle (qv). The fibres of a number of species are used for making ropes, twine, nets, sewing- thread, ..."