Word:

Teasel

Tea´sel
n.1.(Bot.) A plant of the genus Dipsacus, of which one species (Dipsacus fullonum) bears a large flower head covered with stiff, prickly, hooked bracts. This flower head, when dried, is used for raising a nap on woolen cloth.
2.A bur of this plant.
3.Any contrivance intended as a substitute for teasels in dressing cloth.
Teasel frame
a frame or set of iron bars in which teasel heads are fixed for raising the nap on woolen cloth.
v. t.1.To subject, as woolen cloth, to the action of teasels, or any substitute for them which has an effect to raise a nap.
Noun1.teasel - any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts
Synonyms: teasle, teazel
common teasel, Dipsacus, Dipsacus fullonum, Dipsacus sativus, Dipsacus sylvestris, fuller's teasel, genus Dipsacus, herb, herbaceous plant, teasle, teazel, wild teasel
Translate Teasel to German, Translate Teasel to French
Browse
tearing
tearing down
tearjerker
Tearless
tearoom
Tearpit
tears
Tears of St. Lawrence
Tears of wine
Teary
teary-eyed
Teasdale
Tease
tease apart
Tease tenon
teased
-- Teasel --
Teasel frame
Teaseler
Teaseling
Teaser
teashop
teasing
teasingly
Teasle
Teaspoon
Teaspoonful
Teat
Teated
Teathe
teatime
Teatish
Teaze-hole
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy