hedge' net"tle

1. a slender-leafed, hairy plant, Stachys palustris, of the mint family, abundant along roadsides and in fields and marshes, having clusters of tubular, purple flowers on a spike.
2. any similar, related plant, esp. S. hispida, of wet places.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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