teasle


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Noun1.Teasle - any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bractsteasle - any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Dipsacus, genus Dipsacus - type genus of the Dipsacaceae: teasel
common teasel, Dipsacus fullonum - 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
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Jackson captured the two male birds, using spring-loaded traps he made by hand, with teasle seeds which are only eaten by goldfinches.
Rambo continues on into the nearby town called Hope, where he is confronted by the local sheriff, Will Teasle (Brian Dennehy).
Dennehy's portrayal of Teasle as a prejudiced complete jerk is second best to Stallone's enigmatic Rambo.