What does the word nettle mean?

Usage examples for nettle

  1. The rose and the common nettle have such leaves. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  2. Don't look so woe- begone; 'Tis but a two- days' ride, and thou wilt see Rover, and Spot, and Nettle, and the rest Of thy dear country friends! – The Love-Chase by James Sheridan Knowles
  3. By Gearge, if I didn't think I'd got a nettle in my fist when I saw you pitch into my stumps. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009