nettle nettle  /ˈnɛ təl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
  2. (v) sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
  3. (v) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

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Usage(s):

  1. The nettle's little stinger is one of nature's meanest masterpieces.
  2. A farm is an irregular patch of nettles bound by short-term notes, containing a fool and his wife who didnt know enough to stay in the city.
  3. Which leaves one wondering just how serious a Bush administration in the heat of its war on terrorism is about grasping the nettle of Arab democracy.

News

  • Researchers from ODU find edible plants in Va. forests

    FREDERICKSBURG Walk down any nature trail, field or patch of woods in the Fredericksburg area, and you pass by a veritable feast of edible plants. But most people don't know the difference between the edible and tasty false nettle, and poison hemlock — both of which grow along the Rappahannock River.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Virginian-Pilot

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