Definition of tussie-mussie in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌsɪmʌsi

noun (plural tussie-mussies)

  • A small bunch of flowers or aromatic herbs.
    More example sentences
    • The traditional tussie-mussie is composed of fragrant herbs surrounding one central flower, a rose.
    • Multicolored dried tussie-mussies with a dried rose in its center is a specialty at Cherchez.
    • Every noble and wealthy young lady of the time learned the symbolism of flowers and how to make tussie-mussies and nosegays for all occasions.


late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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