ADJ. stinging | dead (= a variety that does not sting)
QUANT. clump, patch
VERB + NETTLE cut (down), get rid of
NETTLE + VERB grow | sting | spread The nettles had spread and now covered half the garden.
PREP. in (the) ~s There was an old car half buried in the nettles. | on ~s The butterflies lay their eggs on nettles.