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nettle

noun (n)

  • any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae) (noun.plant)
    source: wordnet30
  • A plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation. Urtica gracitis is common in the Northern, and U. chamædryoides in the Southern, United States. the common European species, U. urens and U. dioica, are also found in the Eastern united States. U. pilulifera is the Roman nettle of England. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation (verb.perception)
    Synonym: urticate
    source: wordnet30
  • cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations (verb.emotion)
    source: wordnet30
  • To fret or sting; to irritate or vex; to cause to experience sensations of displeasure or uneasiness not amounting to violent anger. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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