Translation of "nettle" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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nettlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnet.əl/ us /ˈnet̬.əl/

a wild plant with heart-shaped leaves that are covered in hairs that sting (= cause a painful reaction when touched)

stinging nettles 刺人的荨麻
nettle soup/tea 荨麻汤/茶

nettleverb [ T often passive ]

uk /ˈnet.əl/ us /ˈnet̬.əl/ mainly UK

to make someone annoyed or slightly angry

She looked up at me sharply, clearly nettled by the interruption. 她抬起头狠狠地瞪着我,显然是被我插话打断她的举动激怒了。

(Translation of “nettle” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)