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.