teasel

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtiːzəl/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(tēzəl)

Inflections of 'teasel' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
When both "l" and "ll" forms exist, spellings with a double "l" are correct, but rare, in US English, while those with a single "l" are not correct in UK English.
teasels
v 3rd person singular
teaselling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (Mainly UK)
teaseling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US)
teaselled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
teaseled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
teaselled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
teaseled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tea•sel  (tēzəl),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -seled, -sel•ing  or (esp. Brit.) -selled, -sel•ling. 
n. 
  1. Plant Biologyany of several plants of the genus Dipsacus, having prickly leaves and flower heads. Cf.  teasel family. 
  2. Plant Biologythe dried flower head or bur of the plant D. fullonum, used for teasing or teaseling cloth.
  3. any mechanical contrivance used for teaseling.

v.t. 
  1. Textilesto raise a nap on (cloth) with teasels;
    dress by means of teasels.
Also,  teazel, teazle.  teasel•er*  [esp. Brit.,] teasel•ler, n. 
  • bef. 1000; Middle English tesel, Old English tǣsel; akin to tease

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
teasel, teazel, teazle /ˈtiːzəl/ n
  1. any of various stout biennial plants of the genus Dipsacus, of Eurasia and N Africa, having prickly leaves and prickly heads of yellow or purple flowers: family Dipsacaceae
  2. the prickly dried flower head of the fuller's teasel, used for teasing
  3. any manufactured implement used for the same purpose
vb ( -sels, -selling, -selled) ( US -sels, -seling, -seled)
  1. (transitive) to tease (a fabric)
Etymology: Old English tǣsel; related to Old High German zeisala teasel, Norwegian tīsl undergrowth, tīsla to tear to bits; see tease

ˈteaseller n
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