Webster 1913 Edition
netele; akin to D.
nässla; cf, Lith.
A plant of the genus
Urtica, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation.
Urtica gracilisis common in the Northern, and
Urtica chamaedryoidesin the Southern, United States. The common European species,
Urtica dioica, are also found in the Eastern united States.
Urtica piluliferais the Roman nettle of England.
☞ The term nettle has been given to many plants related to, or to some way resembling, the true nettle; as:,,
a stinging tree or shrub of the genus–
Laportea moroides); – also called
a species ofSee under
a harmless species of–
Baehmeria cylindrica), a plant common in the United States, and related to the true nettles.
a species of–
Stachys. See under
Solanum Carolinense). See under
a stinging American herb of the Spurge family (–
a plant (
Laportea Canadensis) which stings severely, and is related to the true nettles.
a kind of thick cotton stuff, japanned, and used as a substitute for leather for various purposes.–
an eruptive disease resembling the effects of whipping with nettles.–
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
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
nettledat the scandal of this affront, that every man took it to himself.
Webster 1828 Edition
And near the noisome nettle blooms the rose.
The princes were nettled at the scandal of this affront.