Tassel Definition

tăsəl
tasseled, tasseling, tasselled, tasselling, tassels
noun
A clasp or fibula.
Webster's New World
An ornamental tuft of threads, cords, etc. of equal length, hanging loosely from a knob or from the knot by which they are tied together.
Webster's New World
Something resembling this; specif., the tassel-like inflorescence of some plants, as corn.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

The loose hairs at the end of a braid.

Wiktionary
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verb
To grow tassels.
Webster's New World
To ornament with tassels.
Webster's New World
To put forth a tassellike inflorescence. Used especially of corn.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Tassel

Noun

Singular:
tassel
Plural:
tassels

Origin of Tassel

  • Middle English from Old French fastening, clasp from Vulgar Latin tassellus blend of Latin tessella small die tessellate and taxillus diminutive of tālus knucklebone, ankle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French tassel.

    From Wiktionary

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