tassel flower

noun
1. young leaves widely used as leaf vegetables; seeds used as cereal
Hypernyms: ↑amaranth
2. tropical African annual having scarlet tassel-shaped flower heads; sometimes placed in genus Cacalia
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Emilia, ↑genus Emilia
3. tropical Asiatic annual cultivated for its small tassel-shaped heads of scarlet flowers
Syn: ↑Emilia sagitta
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Emilia, ↑genus Emilia

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noun
1. : a tropical Asiatic annual herb (Emilia sagittata) sometimes cultivated for its small tassel-shaped heads of scarlet flowers
3. : any of several plants of the genus Brickellia; especially : a perennial herb (B. umbellata) of the western United States

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love-lies-bleeding.
[1830-40, Amer.]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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