Definition of fuller's teasel in English:

fuller's teasel

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noun

  • A teasel with stiff bracts which curve backwards from the prickly flower head.
    • Dipsacus sativus, family Dipsacaceae
    More example sentences
    • The fuller's teasel is regarded as a cultivated form of the wild teasel Dipsacus fullonum L. ssp fullonum.
    • Hence, the fuller's teasel is called ‘sativus’ and the roadside teasel is called ‘fullonum.’

Origin

so named because it was formerly dried and used for raising the nap on woven cloth.

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