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teasel

tea·sel

teasel

 
pronunciation:
ti zl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an herb with yellowish or purplish flowers that have bristly leaves and bracts.
definition 2: the dried flower of this plant that is used to teasel cloth.
definition 3: any device used to raise the nap on cloth.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: teaseled, teaseling, teasels
definition: to raise the nap on (cloth) by using teasels.
similar words:
tease
derivation: teaseler (n.)