Definition of nettle

Definition of nettle
  1. nettle Noun A herb of the genus "Urtica", which is covered with stinging, mildly poisonous hairs, causing an instant rash.
  2. nettle Noun The non-stinging plant deadnettle, also in the "nettle" family, "Urticaceae" (named after the above).
  3. nettle Noun Loosely, anything which causes a similarly stinging rash, such as a jellyfish or sea-nettle.
  4. nettle Verb Of the nettle plant and similar physical causes, to sting causing a rash in someone.
  5. nettle Verb To pique, irritate, vex or provoke someone.
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