or tea·zel, tea·zle
verb (used with object), tea·seled, tea·sel·ing or (especially British) tea·selled, tea·sel·ling.
Words nearby teasel
Origin of teasel
OTHER WORDS FROM teaseltea·sel·er; especially British, tea·sel·ler, nounun·tea·seled, adjectiveun·tea·selled, adjective
Examples from the Web for teasel
All these Indians spin the thread, of which they make their nets, of a kind of teasel.The Conquest of the River Plate (1535-1555)|Ulrich Schmidt
The teasel and sun and moon were emblematical of the chief staples of the place; the woollen trade and the mining interests.A Book of the West. Volume I Devon|S. Baring-Gould
There were large rocks and tangled masses of brambles, and faded clumps of ragwort and teasel, and yellow bracken stumps.For the School Colours|Angela Brazil
The teasel (Dipsacus) was abundant, as were also several of the true thistles.
In fact, 'the seal of the Port-reeve bears a church between a teasel and a saltire, with the sun and moon above.'Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts|Rosalind Northcote
British Dictionary definitions for teasel
teazel or teazle
- the prickly dried flower head of the fuller's teasel, used for teasing
- any manufactured implement used for the same purpose