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stinging nettle
Urtica dioica


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.]
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Adj.1.nettled - aroused to impatience or angernettled - aroused to impatience or anger; "made an irritated gesture"; "feeling nettled from the constant teasing"; "peeved about being left out"; "felt really pissed at her snootiness"; "riled no end by his lies"; "roiled by the delay"
displeased - not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure


adjective irritated, provoked, annoyed, stung, put out, hacked (off) (U.S. slang), pissed (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), incensed, galled, ruffled, exasperated, vexed, pissed off (taboo slang), goaded, riled, peeved, piqued He was nettled by her casual manner.