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nettle

noun [C] uk   /ˈnet.l̩/ us    /ˈnet̬-/
a wild plant with heart-shaped leaves that are covered in hairs that sting (= cause a painful reaction when touched): stinging nettles nettle soup/tea

nettle

verb [T often passive] uk   /ˈnet.l̩/ us    /ˈnet̬-/ mainly UK
to make someone annoyed or slightly angry: She looked up at me sharply, clearly nettled by the interruption.
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