- IPA[ˈˌstiNGiNG ˈˌnedl]
- a Eurasian nettle covered in minute hairs that inject irritants when they are touched. These include histamine, which causes itching, and acetylcholine, which causes a burning sensation.
noun: stinging nettle, plural noun: stinging nettles
- IPA[ˈstɪŋɪŋ ˌnɛt(ə)l]
- n.a Eurasian nettle covered in minute hairs that inject irritants such as histamine and acetylcholine when they are touched.
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