The definition of a nettle is a tall weed that has pointy hairs on the leaves and stems.(noun)
An example of a nettle is a stinging nettle.
Nettle is defined as to sting, poke or annoy.(verb)
An example of to nettle is to continuously poke someone with a stick.
See nettle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME netle < OE netele, akin to Ger nessel < IE base *ned-, to twist together > net: from the use of such plants as a source of spinning fiber
See nettle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English netele; see ned- in Indo-European roots.
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