Fuller's thistle
Fuller Full"er, n. [AS. fullere, fr. L. fullo. See {Full}, v. t.] One whose occupation is to full cloth. [1913 Webster]

{Fuller's earth}, a variety of clay, used in scouring and cleansing cloth, to imbibe grease.

{Fuller's herb} (Bot.), the soapwort ({Saponaria officinalis}), formerly used to remove stains from cloth.

{Fuller's thistle} or {Fuller's weed} (Bot.), the teasel ({Dipsacus fullonum}) whose burs are used by fullers in dressing cloth. See {Teasel}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Fuller's thistle — Thistle This tle, n. [OE. thistil, AS. [thorn]istel; akin to D. & G. distel, OHG. distila, distil, Icel. [thorn]istill, Sw. tistel, Dan. tidsel; of uncertain origin.] (Bot.) Any one of several prickly composite plants, especially those of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fuller's-thistle — n.; (also fuller s weed) Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fuller's thistle — noun : teasel 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fuller's earth — Fuller Full er, n. [AS. fullere, fr. L. fullo. See {Full}, v. t.] One whose occupation is to full cloth. [1913 Webster] {Fuller s earth}, a variety of clay, used in scouring and cleansing cloth, to imbibe grease. {Fuller s herb} (Bot.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fuller's herb — Fuller Full er, n. [AS. fullere, fr. L. fullo. See {Full}, v. t.] One whose occupation is to full cloth. [1913 Webster] {Fuller s earth}, a variety of clay, used in scouring and cleansing cloth, to imbibe grease. {Fuller s herb} (Bot.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fuller's weed — Fuller Full er, n. [AS. fullere, fr. L. fullo. See {Full}, v. t.] One whose occupation is to full cloth. [1913 Webster] {Fuller s earth}, a variety of clay, used in scouring and cleansing cloth, to imbibe grease. {Fuller s herb} (Bot.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fuller's-weed — n. See fuller s thistle …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fuller’s teasel — ilgagalvis karšulis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Karšulinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Dipsacus sativus), kilęs iš Viduržemio jūros regiono. atitikmenys: lot. Dipsacus sativus angl. card s thistle; fuller’s teasel; Indian teasel vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • card's-thistle — ilgagalvis karšulis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Karšulinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Dipsacus sativus), kilęs iš Viduržemio jūros regiono. atitikmenys: lot. Dipsacus sativus angl. card s thistle; fuller’s teasel; Indian teasel vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Thistle — This tle, n. [OE. thistil, AS. [thorn]istel; akin to D. & G. distel, OHG. distila, distil, Icel. [thorn]istill, Sw. tistel, Dan. tidsel; of uncertain origin.] (Bot.) Any one of several prickly composite plants, especially those of the genera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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