Definitions for tasselˈtæs əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tas•selˈtæs əl(n.; v.)-seled, -sel•ing; -selled, -sel•ling.

  1. (n.)a pendent ornament consisting of a bunch of threads, cords, or other strands hanging from a roundish knob.

  2. something resembling this, as at the top of a stalk of corn.

    Category: Botany

  3. (v.t.)to furnish or adorn with tassels.

  4. (v.i.)(of corn) to put forth tassels.

    Category: Botany

Origin of tassel:

1250–1300; ME < OF tas(s)el fastening for cloak < VL *tassellus, b. L tessella, dim. of tessera die for gaming, and taxillus, dim. of tālus with same sense

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tassel(noun)

    adornment consisting of a bunch of cords fastened at one end

Wiktionary

  1. tassel(Noun)

    A ball-shaped bunch of plaited or otherwise entangled threads from which at one end protrudes a cord on which the tassel is hung, and which may have loose, dangling threads at the other end. Tassels are normally decorative elements, and as such one often finds them attached, usually along the bottom hem, to garments, curtains or other hangings.

  2. tassel(Noun)

    The male inflorescence of maize, which consists of loose threads with anthers on them.

  3. tassel(Noun)

    The loose hairs at the end of a braid.

  4. tassel(Verb)

    to adorn with tassels

  5. Origin: From tassel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tassel(noun)

    a male hawk. See Tercel

  2. Tassel(noun)

    a kind of bur used in dressing cloth; a teasel

  3. Tassel(noun)

    a pendent ornament, attached to the corners of cushions, to curtains, and the like, ending in a tuft of loose threads or cords

  4. Tassel(noun)

    the flower or head of some plants, esp. when pendent

  5. Tassel(noun)

    a narrow silk ribbon, or the like, sewed to a book to be put between the leaves

  6. Tassel(noun)

    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

  7. Tassel(verb)

    to put forth a tassel or flower; as, maize tassels

  8. Tassel(verb)

    to adorn with tassels

Freebase

  1. Tassel

    A tassel is a finishing feature in fabric decoration. It is a universal ornament that is seen in varying versions in many cultures around the globe.


Translations for tassel

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tassel(noun)

a decoration, consisting of a hanging bunch of threads tied firmly at one end and loose at the other end, put eg on a cushion, a hat, a shawl etc.

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