English version

nettle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants
nettlenet‧tle1 /ˈnetl/ (also stinging nettle) noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š HBPa wild plant with rough leaves that sting you β†’ grasp the nettle at grasp1(4), β†’ stinging nettle
Examples from the Corpus
nettleβ€’ Avoid spraying your plants with pesticides, grow plants that encourage beneficial insects such as carrots, parsley, parsnips and nettles.β€’ Her ankles and shins were scratched and bloodied, her stockings shredded by the trackside weeds and nettles.β€’ Reaching about a foot in height, whorls of rose-purple flowers the same shape as dead nettles are produced in May.β€’ He told me he was fifteen, and showed me his stings from nettles.β€’ To try and get to it by going round outside the garden wall meant ploughing through waist-high nettles and clumps of bramble.β€’ The stinging nettles and Luke Goddard seemed oddly connected in his mindand I thought I could half understand this.β€’ Focused on a fascinating project, they are oblivious to the nettles of working together in ordinary circumstances.β€’ Tim Renton could be said to have been the first to grasp this nettle.
nettlenettle2 verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š β†’ be nettled (by something)
Examples from the Corpus
nettleβ€’ The topic of a Midwestern identity has nettled writers for decades.
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