One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
as modifier Denoting a type of silver jewelry made by Navajos and characterized by designs resembling the flower of the squash plant.
- ‘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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