Definition of tussie-mussie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtəsē ˈməsē/

noun (plural tussie-mussies)

A small bunch of flowers or aromatic herbs.
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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Syllabification: tus·sie-mus·sie

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