Variant of teasel
- any of a genus (Dipsacus) of bristly plants of the teasel family, with prickly, cylindrical heads of yellowish or purplish flowers, esp. the (D. fullonum) with flower heads having sharp, spinelike bracts
- a flower head of the fuller's teasel, used when dried for raising a nap on cloth
- any device for raising a nap on cloth
Origin: ME tasel < OE tæsel < base of tæsan, to tease
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.