ETYM Akin to OSw. and Dan. bunke heap, Icel. bunki heap, pile, bunga tumor, protuberance; cf. W. pwng cluster. Related to Bunk.
(Irregular plural: bunches).
1. A thick grouping of similar things; SYN. clump, cluster.
2. Any collection in its entirety; SYN. lot, caboodle.
clump / kləmp /
ETYM Cf. Dutch klomp lump, German klump, klumpen, Dan. klump, Swed. klump; perh. akin to Latin globus, Eng. globe. Related to Club.
1. An unshaped piece or mass of wood or other substance.
2. A cluster; a group; a thicket.
3. The compressed clay of coal strata.
cluster / klʌstər /
ETYM AS. cluster, clyster; cf. LG. kluster (also Swed. and Dan. klase a cluster of grapes, Dutch klissen to be entangled?.).
1. A number of things of the same kind growing together; a bunch.
2. A number of similar things collected together or lying contiguous; a group.
3. A number of individuals grouped together or collected in one place; a crowd; a mob.
1. A jet of vapor.
2. Water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall.
3. A quantity of small objects flying through the air; SYN. spraying.
4. A single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage.
5. A pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying.
tassel / tæsl̩ /
1. A bunch of cords fastened at one end.
2. A dangling ornament made by laying parallel a bunch of cords or threads of even length and fastening them at one end
3. Something resembling a tassel; especially; the terminal male inflorescence of some plants and especially Indian corn
ETYM Prov. Eng. tuff, French touffe; of German origin; cf. German zopf a weft of hair, pigtail, top of a tree. Related to Top summit.
1. A bunch of feathers or hair.
2. A bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass; SYN. tussock.