a tuft of loosely hanging threads, cords, or other material knotted at one end and attached for decoration to home furnishings, clothing, or other items.• the tufted head of some plants, esp. a flowerhead with prominent stamens at the top of a cornstalk.
verb ( -seled , -seling ; Brit. -selled, -selling)1 [ trans. ] [usu. as adj. ] ( tasseled) provide with a tassel or tassels : a tasseled tablecloth.2 [ intrans. ] (of corn or other plants) form tassels.ORIGIN Middle English (also denoting a clasp for a cloak): from Old French tassel‘clasp,’ of unknown origin.
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA Fond Tassel-print Cotton Top
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