Definition of fuller's teasel in English:

fuller's teasel

Syllabification: ful·ler's tea·sel

noun

A teasel with stiff bracts that curve backward 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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