Brennnessel

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German[edit]

Brennnessel

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

brennen (burn) +‎ Nessel (nettle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbʁɛnˌnɛsl̩]
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  • Hyphenation: Brenn‧nes‧sel

Noun[edit]

Brennnessel f (genitive Brennnessel, plural Brennnesseln)

  1. nettle (stinging herb of genus Urtica)
  2. stinging nettle, Urtica dioica
  3. (informal) Indian sunburn

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The spelling Brennnessel has been the prescribed spelling since the German spelling reform of 1996 (the Rechtschreibreform). In the affected areas, the previous spelling (Brennessel) is now less common, and may be regarded as a misspelling.

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