[net-l] /ˈnɛt l/ noun 1. any plant of the genus Urtica, covered with stinging hairs. Compare . 2. any of various allied or similar plants. verb (used with object), nettled, nettling. 3. to irritate, annoy, or provoke. 4. to sting as a nettle does. Idioms 5. grasp the nettle, Australian. to undertake or tackle an […]
noun 1. the plant family Urticaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants, trees, and shrubs, sometimes covered with stinging hairs, having alternate or opposite simple leaves, clusters of small flowers, and small, dry, seedlike fruit, and including baby’s-tears, clearweed, nettles of the genus Urtica, and ramie.
[net-l-fish] /ˈnɛt lˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural (especially collectively) nettlefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) nettlefishes. 1. .
noun, Pathology. 1. urticaria resulting from contact with various plants causing local irritation. noun 1. a nontechnical name for urticaria nettle rash net·tle rash (nět’l) n. See urticaria.