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Noun: nettle  ne-t(u)l
  1. Any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
Verb: nettle  ne-t(u)l
  1. Sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
    - urticate
     
  2. Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really nettles me";
    - 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