1. Noun.  A herb of the genus ''Urtica'', which is covered with stinging, mildly poisonous hairs, causing an instant rash.
  2. Noun.  The non-stinging plant deadnettle, also in the '''nettle''' family, ''Urticaceae'' (named after the above).
  3. Noun.  Loosely, anything which causes a similarly stinging rash, such as a jellyfish or sea-nettle.
  4. Verb.  (literally) Of the nettle plant and similar physical causes, to sting causing a rash in someone.
  5. Verb.  (figuratively) To pique, irritate, vex or provoke someone.

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