Translation of dead-nettle in Spanish:

dead-nettle

ortiga muerta, n.

noun

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    ortiga muerta feminine
    • Red dead-nettle is common in cereals where it has benefited from the control of more competitive weeds.
    • In the past red and white dead-nettles have been cooked like spinach but they're probably don't come into the gourmet class as they've also been used in making pig-swill.
    • The flowering of daffodils and white dead-nettles has been observed at Christmas, and in parts of Scotland people now cut their grass in winter.
    • Stronger than flax, fiber from white dead-nettle was also spun into fishing nets by North American Indians, through a process of decay rather than retting.
    • A few have had minor usage in herbal medicine (such as Lamium album; white dead-nettle).