Part of speech: verb

To sting, irritate.

Part of speech: noun

A common herb, with minute stinging hairs.

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Usage examples "nettle":

  1. The rose and the common nettle have such leaves. - "The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island", 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", 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", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.