nettle meaning

[ 'netl ] Pronunciation:   "nettle" in a sentence
  • Noun: nettle  netl
    1. Any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
    Verb: nettle  netl
    1. Sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
      - urticate 
    2. Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
      - annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark [Brit], gravel [US], vex, chafe, devil

    Derived forms: nettling, nettles, nettled

    Type of: bite, burn, displease, sting, weed

    Encyclopedia: Nettle

  • [Medicine]
    1 : any plant of the genus Urtica (family Urticaceae, the nettle family)
    2 : any of various prickly or stinging plants other than one of the genus Urtica


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  1. they are all heroes grasping the nettle.
  2. her rude remarks about my clothes rather nettled me.
  3. eustacia was nettled by her own contrivances.
  4. this bleak place overgrown with nettles was the churchyard.
  5. this nettled her.

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