[ UK /nˈɛtə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈnɛtəɫ/ ]
  1. any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
  1. sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
  2. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
    Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
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How To Use nettle In A Sentence

  • They have shown they are grasping the nettle. Times, Sunday Times
  • They evidently find the densely planted crop a satisfactory alternative to the nettles and brambles that they generally build in. Times, Sunday Times
  • Spring brings elderflower, young nettles. Times, Sunday Times
  • The odds against bringing it back upstream, through the tangle of brambles and nettles and against such a flow, were minuscule. Times, Sunday Times
  • One evening we labored, stung by nettles and mosquitoes, to set up Sewell's camera blind on Otter Pond in the great marsh.
  • The nettles had spread and now covered half the garden.
  • 'Can you see many long weeds and nettles amongst the graves; or do they look turfy and flowery?' Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte
  • One was the use of stinging nettle fibres for cordage.
  • There were wild flowers here and there: pink campion, purple nightshade, white deadnettle, yellow aconite. THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: THE SANGREAL TRILOGY ONE
  • As Prof. Nettleship has pointed out, this seems to indicate that there are two words, _laquear_ from _laqueus_, meaning chain or network, and _lacuar_ or _lacunar_ from _lacus_, meaning sunk work. The Aeneid of Virgil
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