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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 net·tle /ˈnɛtḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 net·tle /ˈnɛtḷ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Net·tle n.  Bot. A plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation.  Urtica gracilis is common in the Northern, and Urtica chamaedryoides in the Southern, United States.  The common European species, Urtica urens and Urtica dioica, are also found in the Eastern united States. Urtica pilulifera is the Roman nettle of England.
 Note:The term nettle has been given to many plants related to, or to some way resembling, the true nettle; as: Australian nettle, a stinging tree or shrub of the genus Laportea (as Laportea gigas and Laportea moroides); -- also called nettle tree.
 Bee nettle, Hemp nettle, a species of Galeopsis. See under Hemp.
 Blind nettle, Dead nettle, a harmless species of Lamium.
 False nettle (Baehmeria cylindrica), a plant common in the United States, and related to the true nettles.
 Hedge nettle, a species of Stachys.  See under Hedge.
 Horse nettle (Solanum Carolinense).  See under Horse.
 nettle tree. (a) Same as Hackberry. (b) See Australian nettle (above).
 Spurge nettle, a stinging American herb of the Spurge family (Jatropha urens).
 Wood nettle, a plant (Laportea Canadensis) which stings severely, and is related to the true nettles.
 Nettle cloth, a kind of thick cotton stuff, japanned, and used as a substitute for leather for various purposes.
 Nettle rash Med., an eruptive disease resembling the effects of whipping with nettles.
 Sea nettle Zool., a medusa.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Net·tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nettled p. pr. & vb. n. Nettling ] To fret or sting; to irritate or vex; to cause to experience sensations of displeasure or uneasiness not amounting to violent anger.
    The princes were so nettled at the scandal of this affront, that every man took it to himself.   --L'Estrange.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin
          irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or
          family Urticaceae)
      v 1: sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or
           sensation [syn: urticate]
      2: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor
         irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers
         me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after
         she leaves" [syn: annoy, rag, get to, bother, get
         at, irritate, rile, nark, gravel, vex, chafe,

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) Heb. haral, "pricking" or "burning," Prov. 24:30, 31 (R.V.
    marg., "wild vetches"); Job 30:7; Zeph. 2:9. Many have supposed
    that some thorny or prickly plant is intended by this word, such
    as the bramble, the thistle, the wild plum, the cactus or
    prickly pear, etc. It may probably be a species of mustard, the
    Sinapis arvensis, which is a pernicious weed abounding in
    corn-fields. Tristram thinks that this word "designates the
    prickly acanthus (Acanthus spinosus), a very common and
    troublesome weed in the plains of Palestine."
      (2.) Heb. qimmosh, Isa. 34:13; Hos. 9:6; Prov. 24:31 (in both
    versions, "thorns"). This word has been regarded as denoting
    thorns, thistles, wild camomile; but probably it is correctly
    rendered "nettle," the Urtica pilulifera, "a tall and vigorous
    plant, often 6 feet high, the sting of which is much more severe
    and irritating than that of our common nettle."