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nettlenoun [C]

uk   /ˈnet.l̩/  us   /ˈnet̬-/
a ​wildplant with heart-shaped ​leaves that are ​covered in ​hairs that sting (= ​cause a ​painfulreaction when ​touched): stinging nettles nettle ​soup/​tea

nettleverb [T often passive]

uk   /ˈnet.l̩/  us   /ˈnet̬-/ mainly UK
to make someone ​annoyed or ​slightlyangry: She ​looked up at me ​sharply, ​clearly nettled by the ​interruption.
(Definition of nettle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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