September 29, 2012

Tassel


tassel |ˈtasəl|

noun
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)
[ trans. [usu. as adj. ( tasseled) provide with a tassel or tassels a tasseled tablecloth.[ 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.

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