wild teasel


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Noun1.wild teasel - European teasel with white to pink flowerswild teasel - European teasel with white to pink flowers; 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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Chaplin invites the reader to 'consider the beauty of the names of these other flourishing "immigrants" to the Tyne: hedgerow cranesbill, hoary cress, field eryngo, spotted medick, wild teasel, rough dog's tail and tall melilot' (p.
The more common, the wild teasel, is the roadside plant which, when dried, is much loved by flower arrangers.
Wild teasel is easily recognized by its large size and spiny cone-shaped flower heads.