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 for Hedge nettle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nettle \Net"tle\, n. [AS. netele; akin to D. netel, G. nessel,
     OHG. nezz["i]la, nazza, Dan. nelde, n[aum]lde, Sw.
     n[aum]ssla; cf, Lith. notere.] (Bot.)
     A plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute sharp
     hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation.
     Urtica gracilis is common in the Northern, and Urtica
     chamaedryoides in the Southern, United States. The common
     European species, Urtica urens and Urtica dioica, are
     also found in the Eastern united States. Urtica pilulifera
     is the Roman nettle of England.
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     Note: The term nettle has been given to many plants related
           to, or to some way resembling, the true nettle; as:
  
     Australian nettle, a stinging tree or shrub of the genus
        Laportea (as Laportea gigas and Laportea moroides);
        -- also called nettle tree.
  
     Bee nettle, Hemp nettle, a species of Galeopsis. See
        under Hemp.
  
     Blind nettle, Dead nettle, a harmless species of
        Lamium.
  
     False+nettle+({Baehmeria+cylindrica">False nettle ({Baehmeria cylindrica), a plant common in
        the United States, and related to the true nettles.
  
     Hedge nettle, a species of Stachys. See under Hedge.
  
     Horse+nettle+({Solanum+Carolinense">Horse nettle ({Solanum Carolinense). See under Horse.
  
     nettle tree.
     (a) Same as Hackberry.
     (b) See Australian nettle (above).
  
     Spurge nettle, a stinging American herb of the Spurge
        family ({Jatropha urens).
  
     Wood+nettle,+a+plant+({Laportea+Canadensis">Wood nettle, a plant ({Laportea Canadensis) which stings
        severely, and is related to the true nettles.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Nettle cloth, a kind of thick cotton stuff, japanned, and
        used as a substitute for leather for various purposes.
  
     Nettle rash (Med.), an eruptive disease resembling the
        effects of whipping with nettles.
  
     Sea nettle (Zool.), a medusa.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hedge \Hedge\, n. [OE. hegge, AS. hecg; akin to haga an
     inclosure, E. haw, AS. hege hedge, E. haybote, D. hegge, OHG.
     hegga, G. hecke. [root]12. See Haw a hedge.]
     A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a
     thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land;
     and also any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a
     line or as a fence; particularly, such a thicket planted
     round a field to fence it, or in rows to separate the parts
     of a garden.
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           The roughest berry on the rudest hedge.  --Shak.
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           Through the verdant maze
           Of sweetbrier hedges I pursue my walk.   --Thomson.
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     Note: Hedge, when used adjectively or in composition, often
           means rustic, outlandish, illiterate, poor, or mean;
           as, hedge priest; hedgeborn, etc.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Hedge bells, Hedge bindweed (Bot.), a climbing plant
        related to the morning-glory ({Convolvulus sepium).
  
     Hedge bill, a long-handled billhook.
  
     Hedge garlic (Bot.), a plant of the genus Alliaria. See
        Garlic mustard, under Garlic.
  
     Hedge hyssop (Bot.), a bitter herb of the genus Gratiola,
        the leaves of which are emetic and purgative.
  
     Hedge marriage, a secret or clandestine marriage,
        especially one performed by a hedge priest. [Eng.]
  
     Hedge mustard (Bot.), a plant of the genus Sisymbrium,
        belonging to the Mustard family.
  
     Hedge nettle (Bot.), an herb, or under shrub, of the genus
        Stachys, belonging to the Mint family. It has a
        nettlelike appearance, though quite harmless.
  
     Hedge note.
     (a) The note of a hedge bird.
     (b) Low, contemptible writing. [Obs.] --Dryden.
  
     Hedge priest, a poor, illiterate priest. --Shak.
  
     Hedge school, an open-air school in the shelter of a hedge,
        in Ireland; a school for rustics.
  
     Hedge sparrow (Zool.), a European warbler ({Accentor
        modularis) which frequents hedges. Its color is reddish
        brown, and ash; the wing coverts are tipped with white.
        Called also chanter, hedge warbler, dunnock, and
        doney.
  
     Hedge writer, an insignificant writer, or a writer of low,
        scurrilous stuff. [Obs.] --Swift.
  
     To breast up a hedge. See under Breast.
  
     To hang in the hedge, to be at a standstill. "While the
        business of money hangs in the hedge." --Pepys.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hedge nettle
      n 1: perennial herb with an odorless rhizome widespread in moist
           places in northern hemisphere [syn: hedge nettle,
           Stachys palustris]
      2: foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping
         rhizome [syn: hedge nettle, dead nettle, Stachys
         sylvatica]

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