Definition of urtica
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Orthography ID = 2061771
1.
LNS
urtīca, urtīcae
uro
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. A nettle, stinging-nettle
  2. a sea-nettle
  3. lustful desire, pruriency
Abbreviations
urtīca, ae, f. uro. Lit. A nettle, stinging-nettle, Plin. 21, 15, 55, § 92; 22, 13, 15, § 31; Cat. 44, 15; Hor. Ep. 1, 12, 8; Pers. 6, 70 al.

— Transf., a sea-nettle, a kind of zoophyte, Plin. 9, 45, 68, § 146; also called marina urtica, Plaut. Rud. 2, 1, 9.

— Trop., lustful desire, pruriency, Juv. 2, 128; 11, 166 (168).
 
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