Definitions of teasle
  1. noun
    any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts
    synonyms: teasel, teazel
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    Dipsacus fullonum, common teasel
    teasel with lilac flowers native to Old World but naturalized in North America; dried flower heads used to raise a nap on woolen cloth
    Dipsacus sativus, fuller's teasel
    similar to the common teasel and similarly used; widespread in Europe and North Africa and western Asia; naturalized in United States
    Dipsacus sylvestris, wild teasel
    European teasel with white to pink flowers; naturalized in United States
    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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