from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An eruption on the skin like that produced by the sting of a nettle; urticaria.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine Itchy, swollen, red areas of the skin which can appear quickly in response to an allergen or due to other conditions.


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  • Mrs. Ebury had forbidden Fanny to act because of the nettle-rash.

    Between the Acts 2004

  • There was another name in the village for nettle-rash.

    Between the Acts 2004

  • Well, in that too I showed that I was an absurd person; I ought to have calmly waited for the storm to blow over, just as one waits for the end of nettle-rash, and the same kindly-disposed persons would have opened their arms to me again, the same ladies would have smiled approvingly again at my remarks ....

    A Sportsman's Sketches 2003

  • Frequently, however, urticaria, (nettle-rash) perspiration and other pustules are to be noticed.

    Valere Aude Dare to Be Healthy, Or, The Light of Physical Regeneration Louis Dechmann

  • The lung of a long-winded fox is used as a cure for asthma, the yarrow is used to cure jaundice, agaricos is used for blisters, aristolochia (the fruit of which has the form of a uterus) is used for the pains of child-birth, and nettle-tea for nettle-rash.

    Criminal Psychology: a manual for judges, practitioners, and students 1911

  • Do you think I'm going to let myself be bundled off to the Fever Hospital just because an ignoramus of a Hindoo doctor doesn't know his business sufficiently to tell nettle-rash when he sees it?

    A harum-scarum schoolgirl Angela Brazil 1907

  • "It's nettle-rash, not measles!" affirmed Diana defiantly.

    A harum-scarum schoolgirl Angela Brazil 1907

  • He arrived during the course of the afternoon, and, after a careful examination of his patient, pronounced her complaint to be nettle-rash.

    A harum-scarum schoolgirl Angela Brazil 1907

  • I've told them till I'm tired that it's nettle-rash.

    A harum-scarum schoolgirl Angela Brazil 1907

  • Diana had suffered from nettle-rash several times before, and the treatment had not included stopping in bed or even staying indoors.

    A harum-scarum schoolgirl Angela Brazil 1907


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