Translation of nettle in Spanish:

nettle

Pronunciation: /ˈnetl/

noun/nombre

  • ortiga (feminine)
    (stinging nettle)
    ortiga (feminine) (romana) to grasp the nettle agarrar al toro por las astas or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger* el toro por los cuernos
    More example sentences
    • These so-called host plants include many broadleaf weeds and cover crops such as nettles, mallow, chicory, dandelion, thistles, bindweed, deadly nightshade, and many clovers.
    • But the beauty of most edible plants - nettles, dandelions, alexanders, fat hen, sorrel - is that they are so prolific they are considered a nuisance.
    • Almost everyone is familiar with the nettle through its formidable sting, but few know about the important role it plays in the natural world.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • molestar, irritar she was somewhat nettled by my remark mi comentario le molestó or la irritó un poco

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