Etymology
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teasel (n.)

also teazel, teazle, type of plant, Old English tæsel "large thistle used in teasing cloth," from Proto-Germanic *taisilo (source also of Old High German zeisala), from root of Old English tæsan "to pluck" (see tease (v.)).

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Definitions of teasel

teasel (n.)
any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts;
Synonyms: teazel / teasle
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