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Definition for: ATELES

ateles
(n.) A genus of American monkeys with prehensile tails, and having the thumb wanting or rudimentary. See Spider monkey, and Coaita.

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teasel
teasel
(n.) A plant of the genus Dipsacus, of which one species (D. fullonum) bears a large flower head covered with stiff, prickly, hooked bracts. This flower head, when dried, is used for raising a nap on woolen cloth.
(n.) A bur of this plant.
(n.) Any contrivance intended as a substitute for teasels in dressing cloth.
(v. t.) To subject, as woolen cloth, to the action of teasels, or any substitute for them which has an effect to raise a nap.