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tussie-mussie

[ tuhs-ee-muhs-ee ]
/ ˈtʌs iˈmʌs i /
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noun
a small bunch of flowers or herbs.
a cone-shaped holder for a bouquet.
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Also called tuzzy-muzzy.

Origin of tussie-mussie

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English tusmose, tussemose; further origin uncertain

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