Definition of teasel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

teasel

 noun
(also teazle)noun
BrE BrE//ˈtiːzl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtiːzl//
 
 
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a plant which has large flowers with spikes, used in the past for brushing cloth to give it a smooth surface Word Origin Old English tǣsl, tǣsel, of West Germanic origin; related to tease.
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