Noun nettle has 1 sense
  1. nettle - any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 has particulars:
     stinging nettle, Urtica dioica; Roman nettle, Urtica pipulifera; wood nettle, Laportea canadensis; richweed, clearweed, dead nettle, Pilea pumilla; artillery plant, Pilea microphylla; friendship plant, panamica, panamiga, Pilea involucrata
    Derived form: verb nettle1
,Verb nettle has 2 senses
  1. nettle, urticate - sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
    --1 is one way to bite, sting, burn
    Derived form: noun nettle1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
    --2 is one way to displease
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to nettle Sue