noun, verb (used with object), teazled, teazling.
any of several plants of the genus Dipsacus, having prickly leaves and flower heads.
Compare teasel family.
the dried flower head or bur of the plant D. fullonum, used for teasing or teaseling cloth.
any mechanical contrivance used for teaseling.
verb (used with object), teaseled, teaseling or (especially British) teaselled, teaselling.
to raise a nap on (cloth) with teasels; dress by means of teasels.
any of various stout biennial plants of the genus Dipsacus, of Eurasia and N Africa, having prickly leaves and prickly heads of yellow or purple flowers: family Dipsacaceae See also fuller’s teasel
the prickly dried flower head of the fuller’s teasel, used for teasing
any manufactured implement used for the same purpose
verb -sels, -selling, -selled (US) -sels, -seling, -seled
(transitive) to tease (a fabric)
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