Definition of Nettle family

1. Noun. A family of plants of order Urticales including many nettles with stinging hairs.




Lexicographical Neighbors of Nettle Family

nett
nettable
netted
netted melon
netter
netters
nettier
netties
nettiest
netting
nettings
nettle
nettle-leaved bellflower
nettle-leaved goosefoot
nettle-rash
nettle family (current term)
nettle rash
nettle tree
nettlebird
nettled
nettleleaf goosefoot
nettlelike
nettler
nettlers
nettles
nettlier
nettliest
nettling
nettling hairs

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 ..."

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