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Meaning of silk-tassel

silk-tas•sel

Pronunciation: (silk'tas"ul), [key]
— n.
  1. 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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