[ UK /nˈɛtəl/ ]
[ US /ˈnɛtəɫ/ ]
[ US /ˈnɛtəɫ/ ]
- 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
It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
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