teasel: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (tē'zul), [key]
— n., v., -seled, -sel•ing -selled, -sel•ling.
- any of several plants of the genus Dipsacus, having prickly leaves and flower heads. Cf.
- the dried flower head or bur of the plant D. fullonum, used for teasing or teaseling cloth.
- any mechanical contrivance used for teaseling.
- to raise a nap on (cloth) with teasels; dress by means of teasels.
- teasel (Thesaurus)