noun Dip·sa·cus \ˈdipsəkəs\

Definition of Dipsacus

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Dipsacaceae) of Old World prickly herbs comprising the teasels

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Origin and Etymology of dipsacus

New Latin, from Greek dipsakos teasel, diabetes, from dipsa thirst

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to cast off or become cast off

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