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tea·sel

 (tē′zəl)
n.
1. Any of several plants of the genus Dipsacus, native to Eurasia and northern Africa, having prickly stems and flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts.
2.
a. The cultivated teasel D. sativus. Also called fuller's teasel.
b. The bristly flower head of this plant, used to produce a napped surface on wool and other fabrics.
c. A wire device used to produce a napped surface.
tr.v. tea·seled, tea·sel·ing, tea·sels or tea·selled or tea·sel·ling
To produce a napped surface on (a fabric).

[Middle English tesel, from Old English tǣsel.]

teasel

(ˈtiːzəl) ,

teazel

or

teazle

n
1. (Plants) 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. See also fuller's teasel
2. (Textiles)
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 or -selled, -sels, -seling or -seled
(Textiles) (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]

tea•sel

(ˈti zəl)

n., v. -seled, -sel•ing (esp. Brit.) -selled, -sel•ling. n.
1. any of several plants of the genus Dipsacus, of the teasel family, having prickly leaves and flower heads.
2. the dried flower head or burr of the plant D. fullonum, used for teaseling cloth.
3. any mechanical contrivance used for teaseling cloth.
v.t.
4. to raise a nap on (cloth) with teasels; dress by means of teasels.
Often, teazel, teazle.
[before 1000; Middle English tesel, Old English tǣsel; akin to tease]
tea′sel•er, n.

teasel

- A tool for raising the nap of something.
See also related terms for nap.

teasel


Past participle: teaselled
Gerund: teaselling

Imperative
teasel
teasel
Present
I teasel
you teasel
he/she/it teasels
we teasel
you teasel
they teasel
Preterite
I teaselled
you teaselled
he/she/it teaselled
we teaselled
you teaselled
they teaselled
Present Continuous
I am teaselling
you are teaselling
he/she/it is teaselling
we are teaselling
you are teaselling
they are teaselling
Present Perfect
I have teaselled
you have teaselled
he/she/it has teaselled
we have teaselled
you have teaselled
they have teaselled
Past Continuous
I was teaselling
you were teaselling
he/she/it was teaselling
we were teaselling
you were teaselling
they were teaselling
Past Perfect
I had teaselled
you had teaselled
he/she/it had teaselled
we had teaselled
you had teaselled
they had teaselled
Future
I will teasel
you will teasel
he/she/it will teasel
we will teasel
you will teasel
they will teasel
Future Perfect
I will have teaselled
you will have teaselled
he/she/it will have teaselled
we will have teaselled
you will have teaselled
they will have teaselled
Future Continuous
I will be teaselling
you will be teaselling
he/she/it will be teaselling
we will be teaselling
you will be teaselling
they will be teaselling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been teaselling
you have been teaselling
he/she/it has been teaselling
we have been teaselling
you have been teaselling
they have been teaselling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been teaselling
you will have been teaselling
he/she/it will have been teaselling
we will have been teaselling
you will have been teaselling
they will have been teaselling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been teaselling
you had been teaselling
he/she/it had been teaselling
we had been teaselling
you had been teaselling
they had been teaselling
Conditional
I would teasel
you would teasel
he/she/it would teasel
we would teasel
you would teasel
they would teasel
Past Conditional
I would have teaselled
you would have teaselled
he/she/it would have teaselled
we would have teaselled
you would have teaselled
they would have teaselled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teasel - any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bractsteasel - 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
Translations
štětka
szczeć

teasel

[ˈtiːzl] N
1. (Bot) → cardencha f
2. (Tech) → carda f

teasel

n
(Bot) → Karde f
(Tech) → Karde f, → Krempel f

teasel

[ˈtiːzl] n (Bot) → cardo dei lanaioli (Tech) → cardo
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