KJV Dictionary Definition: nettle


NETTLE, n. A plant of the genus Urtica, whose prickles fret the skin and occasion very painful sensations.

And near the noisome nettle blooms the rose.

NETTLE, v.t. To fret or sting; to irritate or vex; to excite sensations of displeasure or uneasiness, not amounting to wrath or violent anger.

The princes were nettled at the scandal of this affront.


NETTLED, pp. Fretted; irritated.


NETTLING, ppr. Irritating; vexing.