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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The styles and stigmas that appear as a silky tuft or tassel at the tip of an ear of corn, used as a diuretic in herbal medicine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. each of the long filamentous styles that grow as a silky tuft at the tip of an ear of Indian corn


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