Thorny shrub; prickly weed.
I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and NETTLES had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. ( Proverbs 24:30-31 )
a well-known plant covered with minute sharp hairs; containing a poison that produces a painful, stifling sensation. It grows on neglected ground. A different Hebrew word in ( Job 30:7 ; Proverbs 24:31 ; Zephaniah 2:9 ) seems to indicate a different species. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary