From Middle English tesel, tasil, tasel, tosel, from Old English tǣsel, tǣsl, from Proto-West Germanic *taisilu.
- Rhymes: -iːzəl
teasel (plural teasels)
- Any of several plants of the genus Dipsacus.
- The dried flower head of the fuller's teasel, Dipsacus fullonum, used for teasing or carding cloth.
- Any contrivance intended as a substitute for teasels in dressing cloth.
teasel (third-person singular simple present teasels, present participle teaselling or teaseling, simple past and past participle teaselled or teaseled)