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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Teasel(0.01446 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Teasel.
English → English (WordNet)
n : any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old
World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts
[syn: teazel, teasle]
[also: teaselling, teaselled]
English → English (gcide)
Teasel \Tea"sel\, n. [OE. tesel, AS. t[=ae]sel, t[=ae]sl, the
fuller's herb. See Tease.] [Written also tassel, tazel,
teasle, teazel, and teazle.]
1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Dipsacus, of which one
species (Dipsacus fullonum) bears a large flower head
covered with stiff, prickly, hooked bracts. This flower
head, when dried, is used for raising a nap on woolen
Note: Small teasel is Dipsacus pilosus, wild teasel is
2. A bur of this plant.
3. Any contrivance intended as a substitute for teasels in
Teasel frame, a frame or set of iron bars in which teasel
heads are fixed for raising the nap on woolen cloth.
Teasel \Tea"sel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Teaseledor Teaselled;
p. pr. & vb. n. Teaseling or Teaselling.]
To subject, as woolen cloth, to the action of teasels, or any
substitute for them which has an effect to raise a nap.