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 )
Bibliography Information"Entry for 'Nettle'". A King James Dictionary.