Definition for NET'TLE

NET'TLE, n. [net'l; Sax. netl, netele; D. netel; G. nessel; Sw. nässla; Gr. κνιδη, from the root of κνιζω, κναω, to scratch.]

A plant of the genus Urtica, whose prickles fret the skin and occasion very painful sensations. And near the noisome nettle blooms the rose. Rambler, motto.

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