teazel


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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.

teazel


Past participle: teazelled
Gerund: teazelling

Imperative
teazel
teazel
Present
I teazel
you teazel
he/she/it teazels
we teazel
you teazel
they teazel
Preterite
I teazelled
you teazelled
he/she/it teazelled
we teazelled
you teazelled
they teazelled
Present Continuous
I am teazelling
you are teazelling
he/she/it is teazelling
we are teazelling
you are teazelling
they are teazelling
Present Perfect
I have teazelled
you have teazelled
he/she/it has teazelled
we have teazelled
you have teazelled
they have teazelled
Past Continuous
I was teazelling
you were teazelling
he/she/it was teazelling
we were teazelling
you were teazelling
they were teazelling
Past Perfect
I had teazelled
you had teazelled
he/she/it had teazelled
we had teazelled
you had teazelled
they had teazelled
Future
I will teazel
you will teazel
he/she/it will teazel
we will teazel
you will teazel
they will teazel
Future Perfect
I will have teazelled
you will have teazelled
he/she/it will have teazelled
we will have teazelled
you will have teazelled
they will have teazelled
Future Continuous
I will be teazelling
you will be teazelling
he/she/it will be teazelling
we will be teazelling
you will be teazelling
they will be teazelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been teazelling
you have been teazelling
he/she/it has been teazelling
we have been teazelling
you have been teazelling
they have been teazelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been teazelling
you will have been teazelling
he/she/it will have been teazelling
we will have been teazelling
you will have been teazelling
they will have been teazelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been teazelling
you had been teazelling
he/she/it had been teazelling
we had been teazelling
you had been teazelling
they had been teazelling
Conditional
I would teazel
you would teazel
he/she/it would teazel
we would teazel
you would teazel
they would teazel
Past Conditional
I would have teazelled
you would have teazelled
he/she/it would have teazelled
we would have teazelled
you would have teazelled
they would have teazelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teazel - any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bractsteazel - 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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