Dipsacus sativus

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Related to Dipsacus sativus: Dipsacus fullonum, fuller's teasel, wild teasel, teasel
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Noun1.Dipsacus sativus - similar to the common teasel and similarly usedDipsacus sativus - similar to the common teasel and similarly used; widespread in Europe and North Africa and western Asia; naturalized in United States
teasel, teasle, teazel - any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts
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Just to complicate matters, there is more than one type of teasel around, including a native one by the name of dipsacus sylvestris and the one which concerns us here, known as dipsacus sativus.
Centuries of practice revealed that there was nothing better for loosening the fibres and raising the nap on woollen cloth than the head of a teasel, particularly dipsacus sativus, whose spikes cunningly curve back on themselves, in a way that the wild version does not.
Steadily from that point onwards dipsacus sativus became indigenous in the cloth producing region of the south Midlands.