Tassel flower
Tassel Tas"sel, n. [OE., a fastening of a mantle, OF. tassel a fastening, clasp, F. tasseau a bracket, Fr. L. taxillus a little die, dim. of talus a die of a longish shape, rounded on two sides and marked only on the other four, a knuckle bone.] 1. A pendent ornament, attached to the corners of cushions, to curtains, and the like, ending in a tuft of loose threads or cords. [1913 Webster]

2. The flower or head of some plants, esp. when pendent. [1913 Webster]

And the maize field grew and ripened, Till it stood in all the splendor Of its garments green and yellow, Of its tassels and its plumage. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

3. A narrow silk ribbon, or the like, sewed to a book to be put between the leaves. [1913 Webster]

4. (Arch.) A piece of board that is laid upon a wall as a sort of plate, to give a level surface to the ends of floor timbers; -- rarely used in the United States. [1913 Webster]

{Tassel flower} (Bot.), a name of several composite plants of the genus {Cineraria}, especially the {Cineraria sconchifolia}, and of the blossoms which they bear. [1913 Webster]


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  • tassel flower — uodegotasis burnotis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Amaranthus caudatus), kilęs iš Pietų Amerikos; iš jo sėklų gaminami miltai. atitikmenys: lot. Amaranthus caudatus;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tassel-flower — uodegotasis burnotis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Amaranthus caudatus), kilęs iš Pietų Amerikos; iš jo sėklų gaminami miltai. atitikmenys: lot. Amaranthus caudatus;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tassel flower — noun 1. young leaves widely used as leaf vegetables; seeds used as cereal • Syn: ↑love lies bleeding, ↑velvet flower, ↑Amaranthus caudatus • Hypernyms: ↑amaranth 2. tropical African annual having scarlet tassel shaped flower heads; sometimes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tassel flower — love lies bleeding. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • red tassel flower — noun : a prairie clover (Petalostemon purpureus) of central No. America with linear leaflets and purplish flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • white tassel flower — noun : a prairie clover (Petalostemon candidus) with silky spikes of white flowers called also white tassels …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tassel — Tas sel, n. [OE., a fastening of a mantle, OF. tassel a fastening, clasp, F. tasseau a bracket, Fr. L. taxillus a little die, dim. of talus a die of a longish shape, rounded on two sides and marked only on the other four, a knuckle bone.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tassel — Tas sel, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tasseled}or {Tasselled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tasseling} or {Tasselling}.] To put forth a tassel or flower; as, maize tassels. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tassel — Teasel Tea sel, n. [OE. tesel, AS. t[=ae]sel, t[=ae]sl, the fuller s herb. See {Tease}.] [Written also {tassel}, {tazel}, {teasle}, {teazel}, and {teazle}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Dipsacus}, of which one species ({Dipsacus fullonum})… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tassel — tassel1 noun 1》 a tuft of hanging threads, knotted together at one end and used for decoration in soft furnishing and clothing. 2》 the tufted head of some plants, especially a flower head with prominent stamens at the top of a maize stalk. verb… …   English new terms dictionary

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