(noun, verb)


1. any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)

Definition categories: plant, weed


1. sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation

Similar word(s): urticate

Definition categories: perception, bite, burn, sting

2. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Similar word(s): annoy, bother, chafe, devil, gravel, irritate, nark, rag, rile, vex

Definition categories: emotion, displease

Sentences with nettle as a verb:

- The children were badly nettled after playing in the field.