1. nettle (Urtica thunbergiana)Usually written using kana alone
Wikipedia definition
2. Stinging nettleStinging nettle or common nettle, Urtica dioica, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant, native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and North America, and is the best-known member of the nettle genus Urtica. The plant has many hollow stinging hairs called trichomes on its leaves and stems, which act like hypodermic needles, injecting histamine and other chemicals that produce a stinging sensation when contacted by humans and other animals.
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Other forms
蕁麻 【いらくさ】イラクサ蕁麻 【じんま】蕁麻 【おいら】
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