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English definition of “nettle”

nettle

noun [C]     /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/teaCommon plants
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