1. teasel

noun. any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts.


  • wild teasel
  • Dipsacus
  • herb
  • herbaceous plant
  • Dipsacus sativus
  • Dipsacus fullonum
  • common teasel
  • Dipsacus sylvestris
  • teasle
  • fuller's teasel
  • genus Dipsacus


  • tesel (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word teasel

1. Noun, singular or mass
Ordinarily used in floral arrangements and other crafts, common teasel overgrows the grasslands it inhabits making it an easy-to-harvest plant.