A male hawk. See Tercel.
- A bunch of loose threads or cords bound at one end and hanging free at the other, used as an ornament on curtains or clothing, for example.
- Something that resembles such an ornament, especially the pollen-bearing inflorescence of a corn plant.
- To fringe or decorate with tassels.
- To put forth a tassellike inflorescence. Used especially of corn.