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nettle
stinging nettle
Urtica dioica

net·tle

 (nĕt′l)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Urtica, having toothed leaves, unisexual apetalous flowers, and stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact.
2. Any of various hairy, stinging, or prickly plants.
tr.v. net·tled, net·tling, net·tles
1. To sting with or as if with a nettle.
2. To irritate; vex.

[Middle English, from Old English netele; see ned- in Indo-European roots.]

nettle

(ˈnɛtəl)
n
1. (Plants) any weedy plant of the temperate urticaceous genus Urtica, such as U. dioica (stinging nettle), having serrated leaves with stinging hairs and greenish flowers
2. (Plants) any of various other urticaceous plants with stinging hairs or spines
3. (Plants) any of various plants that resemble urticaceous nettles, such as the dead-nettle, hemp nettle, and horse nettle
4. grasp the nettle to attempt or approach something with boldness and courage
vb (tr)
5. to bother; irritate
6. to sting as a nettle does
[Old English netele; related to Old High German nazza (German Nessel)]
ˈnettle-ˌlike adj
ˈnettly adj

net•tle

(ˈnɛt l)

n., v. -tled, -tling. n.
1. any plant of the genus Urtica, covered with stinging hairs.
2. any of various similar plants.
v.t.
3. to irritate, annoy, or provoke.
4. to sting as a nettle does.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English netele (n.); c. Old Saxon netila, Old High German nezzila (German Nessel), early Swedish netla]
net′tle•like`, adj.
net′tler, n.
net′tly, adj.

nettle


Past participle: nettled
Gerund: nettling

Imperative
nettle
nettle
Present
I nettle
you nettle
he/she/it nettles
we nettle
you nettle
they nettle
Preterite
I nettled
you nettled
he/she/it nettled
we nettled
you nettled
they nettled
Present Continuous
I am nettling
you are nettling
he/she/it is nettling
we are nettling
you are nettling
they are nettling
Present Perfect
I have nettled
you have nettled
he/she/it has nettled
we have nettled
you have nettled
they have nettled
Past Continuous
I was nettling
you were nettling
he/she/it was nettling
we were nettling
you were nettling
they were nettling
Past Perfect
I had nettled
you had nettled
he/she/it had nettled
we had nettled
you had nettled
they had nettled
Future
I will nettle
you will nettle
he/she/it will nettle
we will nettle
you will nettle
they will nettle
Future Perfect
I will have nettled
you will have nettled
he/she/it will have nettled
we will have nettled
you will have nettled
they will have nettled
Future Continuous
I will be nettling
you will be nettling
he/she/it will be nettling
we will be nettling
you will be nettling
they will be nettling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nettling
you have been nettling
he/she/it has been nettling
we have been nettling
you have been nettling
they have been nettling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nettling
you will have been nettling
he/she/it will have been nettling
we will have been nettling
you will have been nettling
they will have been nettling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nettling
you had been nettling
he/she/it had been nettling
we had been nettling
you had been nettling
they had been nettling
Conditional
I would nettle
you would nettle
he/she/it would nettle
we would nettle
you would nettle
they would nettle
Past Conditional
I would have nettled
you would have nettled
he/she/it would have nettled
we would have nettled
you would have nettled
they would have nettled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nettle - any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)nettle - any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
stinging nettle, Urtica dioica - perennial Eurasian nettle established in North America having broad coarsely toothed leaves with copious stinging hairs
Roman nettle, Urtica pipulifera - annual European nettle with stinging foliage and small clusters of green flowers
Laportea canadensis, wood nettle - American perennial herb found in rich woods and provided with stinging hairs; provides fibers used for textiles
clearweed, Pilea pumilla, richweed, dead nettle - a plants of the genus Pilea having drooping green flower clusters and smooth translucent stems and leaves
artillery plant, Pilea microphylla - tropical American stingless nettle that discharges its pollen explosively
friendship plant, panamica, panamiga, Pilea involucrata - low stingless nettle of Central and South America having velvety brownish-green toothed leaves and clusters of small green flowers
weed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
Verb1.nettle - sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensationnettle - sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
sting, bite, burn - cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
urticate - whip with or as with nettles
2.nettle - cause annoyance innettle - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
get under one's skin, get - irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
eat into, rankle, grate, fret - gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
peeve - cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffle - trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
fret - cause annoyance in
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
antagonize, antagonise - provoke the hostility of; "Don't antagonize your boss"
displease - give displeasure to

nettle

verb irritate, provoke, annoy, gall, sting, aggravate (informal), incense, ruffle, exasperate, vex, goad, pique, get on your nerves (informal), nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), piss you off (taboo slang) I instantly regretted my remark, because it obviously nettled him.

nettle

verb
To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations:
Idioms: get in one's hair, get on one's nerves, get under one's skin.
Translations
حَشيش القُرّاصقرَاصُ
kopřiva
nældebrændenælde
nokkonenpiikitelläpolttaa
kopriva
csalán
netla
イラクサ
쐐기풀
dilgėlė
nātre
pŕhľava
brännässlanässla
ต้นไม้ป่าใบเป็นขนที่ทำให้ระคายเคือง
ısırganısırgan otu
cây tầm ma

nettle

[ˈnetl]
A. N (Bot) → ortiga f
to grasp the nettle (Brit) → agarrar el toro por los cuernos
B. VTpicar, molestar
somewhat nettled by thisalgo molesto por esto
C. CPD nettle rash Nurticaria f
nettle sting Npicadura f de ortiga

nettle

[ˈnɛtəl]
n (= plant) → ortie f
to grasp the nettle (mainly British) (= take difficult action) → se jeter à l'eau
Some industrialists believe the government should grasp the nettle of devaluation → Certains industriels pensent que le gouvernement devrait se jeter à l'eau et dévaluer.

nettle

n (Bot) → Nessel f; to grasp the nettle (fig)in den sauren Apfel beißen
vt (fig inf) personärgern, wurmen (inf), → fuchsen (inf)

nettle

:
nettle rash
nettle sting
nBrennnesselstich m; her legs were covered in nettlesihre Beine waren von den Brennnesseln völlig zerstochen

nettle

[ˈnɛtl]
1. nortica
2. vtesasperare
he is easily nettled → è una persona facilmente irritabile

nettle

(ˈnetl) noun
a type of plant covered with hairs that cause a painful rash if touched.

nettle

قرَاصُ kopřiva nælde Nessel τσουκνίδα ortiga nokkonen ortie kopriva ortica イラクサ 쐐기풀 brandnetel nesle pokrzywa urtiga крапива brännässla ต้นไม้ป่าใบเป็นขนที่ทำให้ระคายเคือง ısırgan cây tầm ma 荨麻

nettle

n (bot) ortiga