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squash blossom

Syllabification: squash blos·som

Definition of squash blossom in English:

noun

[as modifier]
Denoting a type of silver jewelry made by Navajos characterized by designs resembling the flower of the squash plant.
Example sentences
  • I was distracted by their beautiful costumes: soft animal skin boots, striking headpieces with eagle and parrot feathers, elaborate silver concho belts, turquoise squash blossom jewellery, and tinkling ankle bells.
  • I lay the dress down, picked up a silver and turquoise squash blossom necklace, some turquoise rings and a few bracelets; each one priceless with memories.

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