the plant family Dipsacaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having opposite or whorled leaves, dense flower heads surrounded by an involucre, and small, dry fruit, and including the scabious and teasel.
noun 1. a prickly-stemmed Arabian vine, Cucumis dipsaceus, of the gourd family, having burlike, bristly fruit.
- Tease out
verb 1. (transitive, adverb) to extract (information) with difficulty Lure out, obtain or extract with effort, as in We had a hard time teasing the wedding date out of him. This term alludes to the literal sense of tease, “untangle or release something with a pointed tool.” [ Mid-1900s ]
noun 1. a person or thing that teases. 2. Theater. a drapery or flat piece across the top of the proscenium arch that masks the flies and that, together with the tormentors, forms a frame for the stage opening. 3. Printing, Journalism. kicker (def 9). 4. an advertisement that lures customers or clients by offering […]
noun 1. a set of chinaware for preparing and drinking hot beverages, especially tea. 2. a set of silver or other metalware for preparing and serving hot beverages, especially tea. noun 1. the china or pottery articles used in serving tea, including a teapot, cups, saucers, etc