noun, verb (used with object), tea·zeled, tea·zel·ing or (especially British) tea·zelled, tea·zel·ling.
or tea·zel, tea·zle
verb (used with object), tea·seled, tea·sel·ing or (especially British) tea·selled, tea·sel·ling.
Origin of teasel
Examples from the Web for teazel
The leaves of the involucre are spiny in thistles and in teazel (Dipsacus), and hooked in burdock.
The raising of caraway, coriander, and teazel is almost peculiar to this county.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
If a 'prentice of mine cannot clean his platter, I know that I shall get little from him with carder and teazel.Micah Clarke|Arthur Conan Doyle
teazel or teazle
- the prickly dried flower head of the fuller's teasel, used for teasing
- any manufactured implement used for the same purpose
verb -sels, -selling or -selled or US -sels, -seling or -seled
Word Origin for teasel
Old English tæsel "large thistle used in teasing cloth," from Proto-Germanic *taisilo (cf. Old High German zeisala), from root of Old English tæsan "to pluck" (see tease (v.)).