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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Urticaceae, family Urticaceae, nettle family(noun)

    a family of plants of order Urticales including many nettles with stinging hairs

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  1. Urticaceae

    Urticaceae, or the nettle family, is a family of flowering plants. The family name comes from the genus Urtica. Urticaceae include a number of well-known and useful plants, including the aforementioned nettles, ramie, māmaki, and ajlai. The family includes approximately 2600 species, grouped into 54 to 79 genera according to the database of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The largest genera are Pilea, Elatostema, Urtica, and Cecropia. Urticaceae can be found worldwide, apart from the polar regions.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Urticaceae

    The nettles plant family of the order Urticales, subclass Hamamelidae, class Magnoliopsida. Many have stinging hairs on stems and leaves. Flowers are small and greenish in leaf axils. The fruit is dry and one-seeded.

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