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Untergang
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 10:54:24 AM
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I bought a tinsel tree for Christmas.

What is a tinsel tree? Is it any Xmas tree (artificial or once-living) for the homes or just the artificial tree made of tinsel?
Jyrkkä Jätkä
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Tinsel is the decoration made of srings or strips of glittering material like metal foil. You can decorate a natural Christmas tree with tinsel, or any tree for that matter. Of course you can tinsel an artifisial tree as well.



There are also Christmas trees made of tinsel.




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Untergang
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 12:58:07 PM
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Yes, I know this.
What I don't know is this: is a once-living Xmas tree a tinsel tree (because say it is decorated with tinsels) or only an artifical, made of tinsel, Xmas tree can be called as tinsel tree.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 2:03:26 PM

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It's only a tinsel tree if it's an artificial one made of tinsel.

A real tree with tinsel on it would be a tinsel covered tree or a tree decorated with tinsel.

WhenI was a boy we used to do the same tree up from he garden each winter and replanted it afterwards it was a still living tree.

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NKM
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 2:36:22 PM

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A tinsel tree is made of tinsel.

A tree (whether natural or artificial) covered with tinsel could be called a tinseled tree.

Romany
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 2:51:49 PM
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Good one, NK.Applause
Untergang
Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:43:59 AM
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Thank you for the answers, it's clear now.
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