Teaselled
Teasel Tea"sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Teaseled}or {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. [1913 Webster]

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  • teaselled — teasel (Brit.) tea·sel || tɪːzl v. comb, raise a nap on cloth (also teazel) tea·sel || tɪːzl n. type of plant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Teasel — Tea sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Teaseled}or {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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teaseled — Teasel Tea sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Teaseled}or {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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teaseling — Teasel Tea sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Teaseled}or {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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teaselling — Teasel Tea sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Teaseled}or {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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teasel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English tesel, from Old English tǣsel; akin to Old English tǣsan to tease Date: before 12th century 1. a. an Old World prickly herb (Dipsacus fullonum of the family Dipsacaceae, the teasel family) with flower heads that… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • teasel — teaseler; esp. Brit., teaseller, n. /tee zeuhl/, n., v., teaseled, teaseling or (esp. Brit.) teaselled, teaselling. n. 1. any of several plants of the genus Dipsacus, having prickly leaves and flower heads. Cf. teasel family. 2. the dried flower… …   Universalium

  • teasel — /ˈtizəl/ (say teezuhl) noun 1. any of the herbs with prickly leaves and flower heads constituting the dipsacaceous genus Dipsacus. 2. the dried flower head or burr of D. fullonum, used for teasing or teaselling cloth. 3. any mechanical… …   Australian English dictionary

  • teasel — [tē′zəl] n. [ME tasel < OE tæsel < base of tæsan, to TEASE] 1. any of a genus (Dipsacus) of bristly plants of the teasel family, with prickly, cylindrical heads of yellowish or purplish flowers, esp. the fuller s teasel ( D. fullonum) with… …   English World dictionary

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