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Definition of PANSY

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Pansy \Pan"sy\, n.; pl. {Pansies}. [F. Pens['e]e thought, pansy, fr. penser to think, L. pensare to weigh, ponder. See {Pensive}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Viola} ({Viola tricolor}) and its blossom, originally purple and yellow. Cultivated varieties have very large flowers of a great diversity of colors. Called also {heart's-ease}, {love-in-idleness}, and many other quaint names. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Heart's-ease \Heart's"-ease`\ (h[aum]rts"[=e]z`), n.
     1. Ease of heart; peace or tranquillity of mind or feeling.
        --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. (Bot.) A species of violet ({Viola tricolor}), a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived; -- called also {pansy}. [WordNet sense 1]

     Syn: wild pansy, Johnny-jump-up, heartsease,
          love-in-idleness, pink of my John, Viola tricolor. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

     3. (Bot.) A violet of the Pacific coast of North America ({Viola ocellata}) having white petals tinged with yellow and deep violet. [WordNet sense 2]

     Syn: two-eyed violet, heartsease, {Viola ocellata}. [WordNet 1.5]

     4. (Bot.) A common Old World viola ({Viola arvensis}) with creamy often violet-tinged flowers. [WordNet sense 3]

     Syn: field pansy, heartsease, {Viola arvensis}. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

54 Moby Thesaurus words for "pansy":
     Milquetoast, auntie, baby, bi-guy, big baby, bisexual, bull dyke, butch, catamite, chicken, crybaby, doormat, dull tool, dyke, fag, faggot, fairy, femme, flit, fricatrice, fruit, gunsel, gutless wonder, homo, homophile, homosexual, homosexualist, invert, invertebrate, jellyfish, lesbian, lightweight, meek soul, milksop, mollycoddle, namby-pamby, nance, nebbish, nonentity, pantywaist, pathic, punk, pushover, queen, queer, sad sack, sapphist, sissy, softling, softy, sop, tribade, weak sister, weakling


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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