What does the word nettle mean?

Usage examples for nettle

  1. I myself can describe life in the woods from the time that I was quite little, and this tree was so tiny that a nettle could have covered it, until now, when it is so strong and mighty. – The Sand-Hills of Jutland by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. But by experience a man soon learns that obstacles are to be overcome by grappling with them,- that the nettle feels as soft as silk when it is boldly grasped,- and that the most effective help towards realizing the object proposed is the moral conviction that we can and will accomplish it. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  3. You seized the nettle. – Vera by Elisabeth von Arnim

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