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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tas·sel /ˈtæsəl, ||ˈtɑ, ˈtɔ-/
 流蘇,纓(vt.)加纓于,摘下…穗須(vi.)長出穗狀雄花

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tas·sel, n.  A kind of bur used in dressing cloth; a teasel.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tas·sel n. Falconry A male hawk. See Tercel.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tas·sel, n.
 1. A pendent ornament, attached to the corners of cushions, to curtains, and the like, ending in a tuft of loose threads or cords.
 2. The flower or head of some plants, esp. when pendent.
 And the maize field grew and ripened, Till it stood in all the splendor
 Of its garments green and yellow,
 Of its tassels and its plumage.   --Longfellow.
 3. A narrow silk ribbon, or the like, sewed to a book to be put between the leaves.
 4. Arch. A piece of board that is laid upon a wall as a sort of plate, to give a level surface to the ends of floor timbers; -- rarely used in the United States.
 Tassel flower Bot., a name of several composite plants of the genus Cineraria, especially the Cineraria sconchifolia, and of the blossoms which they bear.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tas·sel, v. t. To adorn with tassels.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tea·sel n.  [Written also tassel, tazel, teasle, teazel, and teazle.]
 1. Bot. A plant of the genus Dipsacus, of which one species (Dipsacus fullonum) bears a large flower head covered with stiff, prickly, hooked bracts. This flower head, when dried, is used for raising a nap on woolen cloth.
 Note:Small teasel is Dipsacus pilosus, wild teasel is Dipsacus sylvestris.
 2. A bur of this plant.
 3. Any contrivance intended as a substitute for teasels in dressing cloth.
 Teasel frame, a frame or set of iron bars in which teasel heads are fixed for raising the nap on woolen cloth.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 tassel
      n : adornment consisting of a bunch of cords fastened at one end
      [also: tasselling, tasselled]