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wild teasel


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Noun wild teasel has 1 sense
  1. wild teasel, Dipsacus sylvestris - European teasel with white to pink flowers; naturalized in United States
    --1 is a kind of teasel, teazel, teasle

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Term: Wild Teasel


Wild teasel, also known as Dipsacus fullonum, is a biennial flowering plant in the family Caprifoliaceae. It is characterized by its tall, spiky, and cone-shaped flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts. The plant is native to Europe but has also been introduced to various regions around the world.


1. Noun: A plant (Dipsacus fullonum) with tall, prickly stems and cylindrical flower heads. It is traditionally used for textile processing, as the hooked bristles of its flower heads were used to raise the nap on fabrics. The plant also serves as a valuable source of nectar for pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

Example Sentences:

1. The wild teasel, with its tall and thorny stems, adds an interesting touch to the garden.

2. Textile manufacturers often used wild teasel brushes to raise the nap on woven fabrics for a softer texture.

3. As the air filled with the sweet scent of wild teasel, bees buzzed around, busily collecting nectar from its flower heads.

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