Translation of nettle in Spanish:


ortiga, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈnɛdl//ˈnɛt(ə)l/


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    ortiga feminine
    stinging nettle ortiga (romana)
    • to grasp the nettle coger el toro por los cuernos
    • Docken, like dandelion, nettle, ground elder, bindweed and couch-grass belongs to that troublesome group of wild flowers called perennial weeds.
    • For instance, there are botanical-based hair colorants rich in herbs such as nettle, sage, red sorrel, rosemary and burdock.
    • Almost everyone is familiar with the nettle through its formidable sting, but few know about the important role it plays in the natural world.
    • But the beauty of most edible plants - nettles, dandelions, alexanders, fat hen, sorrel - is that they are so prolific they are considered a nuisance.
    • These so-called host plants include many broadleaf weeds and cover crops such as nettles, mallow, chicory, dandelion, thistles, bindweed, deadly nightshade, and many clovers.

transitive verb

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    she was somewhat nettled by my remark mi comentario le molestó / la irritó un poco