any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts
Syn: ↑teasel, ↑teazel
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Dipsacus, ↑genus Dipsacus

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see teasel I

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teasle, teassell
obs. variants of teasel.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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