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  1. Certain non-stinging plants, mostly in the family Lamiaceae, that resemble the species of Urtica:.
  2. Especially, most species of herb genus Urtica, the stinging nettles.
  3. Loosely, anything which causes a similarly stinging rash, such as a jellyfish or sea nettle.
  4. Wood nettle (Laportea canadensis);.
  5. Celtis (hackberry).
  6. Flame nettle or painted nettle (Coleus);.
  7. Small-leaved nettle (Dendrocnide photinophylla).
  8. Dead nettle, dumb nettle (Lamium), particularly Lamium album, white nettle;.
  9. Certain plants that have spines or prickles:.
  10. Rock nettle (Eucnide);.
  11. Bull nettles and spurge nettles of genus Cnidoscolus.
  12. Nilgiri nettle, Himalayan giant nettle (Girardinia diversifolia, family Urticaceae).
  13. Solanum elaeagnifolium, bull nettle, silver-leaf nettle, white horse-nettle;.
  14. Ball nettle (Solanum carolinense);.
  15. Any plant whose foliage is covered with stinging, mildly poisonous hairs, causing an instant rash.
  16. False nettle (Boehmeria, family Urticaceae);.
  17. Solanum rostratum, horse-nettle;.
  18. Hedge nettle (Stachys);.
  19. Horse nettle Agastache urticifolia,.
  20. Solanum dimidiatum, western horse-nettle, robust horse-nettle;.
  21. Hemp nettle (Galeopsis);.


  1. Of the nettle plant and similar physical causes, to sting, causing a rash in someone.
  2. To pique, irritate, vex or provoke.

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