teazel

teazel

[tee-zuhl]
noun, verb (used with object), teazeled, teazeling or (especially British) teazelled, teazelling.
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teasel, teazel or teazle (ˈtiːzəl)
 
n
1.  See also fuller's teasel 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
2.  a.  the prickly dried flower head of the fuller's teasel, used for teasing
 b.  any manufactured implement used for the same purpose
 
vb , -sels, -selling, -selled, -sels, -seling, -seled
3.  (tr) to tease (a fabric)
 
[Old English tǣsel; related to Old High German zeisala teasel, Norwegian tīsl undergrowth, tīsla to tear to bits; see tease]
 
teazel, teazel or teazle
 
n
 
vb
 
[Old English tǣsel; related to Old High German zeisala teasel, Norwegian tīsl undergrowth, tīsla to tear to bits; see tease]
 
teazle, teazel or teazle
 
n
 
vb
 
[Old English tǣsel; related to Old High German zeisala teasel, Norwegian tīsl undergrowth, tīsla to tear to bits; see tease]
 
'teaseller, teazel or teazle
 
n

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