tussie-mussie


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tussie-mussie

tus·sie-mus·sie

 (tŭs′ē-mŭs′ē)
n.
1. A small bouquet of flowers; a nosegay.
2. A cone-shaped holder for such a bouquet.

[Middle English tussemose, perhaps reduplication of *tusse.]
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14 create a special Valentine's Day gift bouquet from flowers and herbs, known as a tussie-mussie; on Feb.
Each bridesmaid carried a tussie-mussie of miniature yellow calla lilies with lily and bear grass.
This design form is also called circular, round mound, roundy-moundy, nosegay, and tussie-mussie. Because there is no front or back side to this arrangement, these designs offer more versatility and can be placed in a number of locations (see Figure 1-24).
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The bridesmaids carried matching bouquets set in sterling silver tussie-mussie holders.
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The bouquet was arranged in a silver tussie-mussie that Katherine received at her 2002 debutante presentation.
The center of the bouquet held white miniature calla lilies encircled with dark pink Sweet Unique roses, pale pink Anna roses, and cream Virginia roses collared in white wax flowers and arranged in a silver tussie-mussie. In the center of the bouquet was the bride's initial pendant.