Definition of Nettle family
1. Noun. A family of plants of order Urticales including many nettles with stinging hairs.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Urticales, Urticales
Member holonyms: Genus Urtica, Urtica, Boehmeria, Genus Boehmeria, Genus Helxine, Genus Soleirolia, Helxine, Soleirolia, Genus Laportea, Laportea, Genus Parietaria, Parietaria, Genus Pilea, Pilea, Genus Pipturus, Pipturus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Nettle Family
Literary usage of Nettle family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"nettle family. Herbs (some tropical species shrubs or trees), with watery sap, alternate or opposite mostly stipulate simple leaves, and small greenish ..."
2. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"(nettle family.) 2. LAPORTEA, Gaudich. Flowers monoecious or dioecious. Calyx of the sterile flowers 5-parted. Stamens. 5, inserted around the abortive ..."
3. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"... the Urticaceae, or nettle family proper. By some authors the plants of the genera Canna- bis and Humulus are separated and brought under a fourth group, ..."
4. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1908)
"To the nettle family one bed is at present given, located near the group of magnolia trees, where will be found, among other kinds: the slender nettle, ..."
5. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"... nettle family. This family, taken in the largest sense, includes very various apetalous plants, with monoecious or dioecious flowers (except in the Elm ..."