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American English: /ˈnɛdl/
British English: /ˈnɛt(ə)l/

Translation of nettle in Spanish:


  • also: stinging nettle
    to grasp the nettle
    agarrar al toro por las astas or (esp (Spain) ) coger el toro por los cuernos
    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

  • she was somewhat nettled by my remark
    mi comentario le molestó or la irritó un poco
    Example sentences
    • So it nettles me a little bit for people to question her qualifications.
    • One remark of Don's, however, nettled me for its pre-emptive protecting of the poet.
    • I am nettled by this, and, refusing his attentions walk off into the surf squaring my shoulders.

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