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as in:  beware of nettles near the river

I ran into some stinging nettles.
  a type of plant with stinging or irritating hairs
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nettlesome nettled nettling nettle
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  • I ran into some stinging nettles.
  • He swept around in his long black cloak, watching them weigh dried nettles and crush snake fangs,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • There were just nettles and thistles and weeds and half-bricks and lumps of stone.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • The worst time was July—then they shredded nettles into the pot.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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  • Nettles make the best greens, but have little tiny hairs on them that sting you all over when you’re picking.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • Half an hour later, cold, and moving carefully on the tracks, fully aware of his entire body, his face, his mouth, his eyes stuffed with blackness, his ears stuffed with sound, his legs prickled with burrs and nettles, he saw the fire ahead.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • for the congested passages you made a paste of boiled flour and nettles, wrapped it in a rag, and slapped it, sizzling, on the chest.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
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Associated words [difficulty]:   nettle [4]
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