tus·sie-mus·sie (tŭsʹē-mŭsʹē) 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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