What is the meaning of nettle?


  • Any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae. )


  • Sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation.
  • Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.
    • usage: "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
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