Definition of tussie-mussie in English:



  • A small bunch of flowers or aromatic herbs.

    • ‘The traditional tussie-mussie is composed of fragrant herbs surrounding one central flower, a rose.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However, cultured young girls had to know how to arrange flowers, make tussie-mussies, grow, preserve, press, draw and paint flowers.’
    • ‘Multicolored dried tussie-mussies with a dried rose in its center is a specialty at Cherchez.’
    • ‘Flowers speak their own language and even though their secret language may be outdated, tussie-mussies continue to make charming gifts.’
    bouquet, spray, posy, nosegay, corsage
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Late Middle English: of unknown origin.