any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Garrya, of the western U.S., having evergreen foliage and flowers in pendulous catkins.
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How to use silk-tassel in a sentence
She stared absently at the silk tassel, twirling it about her white fingers more and more rapidly.Dope | Sax Rohmer
To the lower part of the hood is attached a large white silk tassel.
On his head he wore a cap that hung all on one side, and was decorated with a long, heavy silk tassel.Tales From Two Hemispheres | Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
As he walked, a smart cane swung from his left wrist by a silk tassel, and he took a pinch of snuff from an ivory box.The Stowmarket Mystery | Louis Tracy
I, too, dismounted and hung upon a bush a red silk tassel from my keffie.rminius Vambry, his life and adventures | rminius Vambry