tassel flower

tassel flower


Origin:
1830–40, Americanism

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tassel flower

noun
1. tropical Asiatic annual cultivated for its small tassel-shaped heads of scarlet flowers 
2. tropical African annual having scarlet tassel-shaped flower heads; sometimes placed in genus Cacalia 
3. young leaves widely used as leaf vegetables; seeds used as cereal [syn: love-lies-bleeding
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