ur|ti|ca|ceous


ur|ti|ca|ceous
ur|ti|ca|ceous «UR tuh KAY shuhs», adjective.
belonging to a family of dicotyledonous herbs, shrubs, and trees, many of which, such as the nettle, are covered with stinging hairs.
[< New Latin Urticaceae the family name (< Urtica the genus name < Latin urtīca nettle, probably < ūrere to burn) + -ous]

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