sting (def 18).
a multicellular hair in plants, such as the stinging nettle, that injects an irritant fluid when in contact with an animal
noun 1. a bristly, stinging Eurasian nettle, Urtica dioica, naturalized in North America, having forked clusters of greenish flowers, the young foliage sometimes cooked and eaten like spinach by the Scots. stinging nettle noun 1. See nettle (sense 1)
- Stinging tree
noun 1. any of various Australian trees and shrubs of the genus Dendrocnide with rigid stinging hairs
noun 1. any of certain social, honey-producing tropical bees of the family Apidae, as of the genus Melipona, having a nonfunctional stinger.
noun, Chiefly British Slang. 1. strong beer.