Noun(1) any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae
Verb(1) sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation(2) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
(1) Docken, like dandelion, nettle , ground elder, bindweed and couch-grass belongs to that troublesome group of wild flowers called perennial weeds.(2) But it's clear that some of the more caustic comments about them continue to nettle Mik Pyro.(3) Ninkovich will nettle critics of imperialism.(4) Flea beetles also feed on many nongarden plants, including Virginia creeper, pokeweed, horse nettle , pigweed and wild mustard family plants.(5) What will also nettle Waugh is Ricky Ponting's success as Australia's new one-day skipper.(6) For instance, there are botanical-based hair colorants rich in herbs such as nettle , sage, red sorrel, rosemary and burdock.(7) Almost everyone is familiar with the nettle through its formidable sting, but few know about the important role it plays in the natural world.(8) O'Brian himself was always nettled by the inevitable comparison of his own works with CS Forester's Hornblower saga.(9) I had to get into the hedge-back to take this and nettled my legs.(10) But the beauty of most edible plants - nettles , dandelions, alexanders, fat hen, sorrel - is that they are so prolific they are considered a nuisance.(11) Europe - both EU members and candidate countries - has split into two camps on the issue, lining up behind either France or Britain, at the risk of nettling the other.(12) These so-called host plants include many broadleaf weeds and cover crops such as nettles , mallow, chicory, dandelion, thistles, bindweed, deadly nightshade, and many clovers.(13) Working as an activist outside India, one of the issues that nettled Bose, she says, was the painful question of identity that racks second-generation youth.(14) The weeds on either side had been cut during the last few days, otherwise I suspect my legs would have been badly nettled .(15) I understood that Zannah was upset, and she had her reasons, but the cause of the effect didn't lie in my hands, and the way she was acting nettled me.(16) As irksome as they found RFE's balloon operations, the radio broadcasts nettled communist officials even more.