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nettle British & World English

A herbaceous plant which has jagged leaves covered with stinging hairs

dead-nettle British & World English

A Eurasian and North African plant of the mint family, with leaves that resemble those of a nettle but lack stinging hairs

hemp-nettle British & World English

A nettle-like Eurasian plant of the mint family

nettle tree British & World English

An Old World tree related to the hackberries, with a straight silvery-grey trunk and rough, toothed nettle-like leaves

sea nettle British & World English

A jellyfish with stinging tentacles

stinging nettle British & World English

A Eurasian nettle covered in minute hairs that inject irritants such as histamine and acetylcholine when they are touched

grasp the nettle British & World English

Tackle a difficulty boldly

grasp the nettle in grasp British & World English

Tackle a difficulty boldly

dead-nettle in nettle British & World English

Used in names of other plants with leaves of a similar appearance to those of the nettle, e.g. dead-nettle

stinging nettle in nettle British & World English

A herbaceous plant which has jagged leaves covered with stinging hairs

white dead-nettle in dead-nettle British & World English

A Eurasian and North African plant of the mint family, with leaves that resemble those of a nettle but lack stinging hairs