fuller's teasel


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Related to fuller's teasel: Dipsacus sativus, Dipsacus sylvestris, wild teasel

fuller's teasel

n.
See teasel.

fuller's teasel

n
1. (Plants) a Eurasian teasel plant, Dipsacus fullonum, whose prickly flower heads are used for raising the nap on woollen cloth
2. (Plants) a similar and related plant, Dipsacus sativum
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Noun1.fuller's teasel - similar to the common teasel and similarly usedfuller's teasel - 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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Best of the Bunch Teasels WITH Huddersfield's remarkable history in the textile industry, the common or Fuller's teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) would seem to have been an excellent plant to have as an emblem, alongside the rams on the town's Coat of Arms.
Although rarely seen today, wild teasel's close relative Fuller's teasel (Dipsacus sativus) had considerable economic importance during the 19th and early 20th centuries in the Onondaga County area of central New York (see Mary Long, Conservationist, April/May 1974 pp.