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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  ({V.  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heart's-ease  \Heart's"-ease`\,  n. 
  1.  Ease  of  heart;  peace  or  tranquillity  of  mind  or  feeling. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  species  of  violet  ({Viola  tricolor});  --  called 
  also  {pansy}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heartsease 
  n  1:  a  common  and  long  cultivated  European  herb  from  which  most 
  common  garden  pansies  are  derived  [syn:  {wild  pansy},  {Johnny-jump-up}, 
  {love-in-idleness},  {pink  of  my  John},  {Viola  tricolor}] 
  2:  violet  of  Pacific  coast  of  North  America  having  white  petals 
  tinged  with  yellow  and  deep  violet  [syn:  {two-eyed  violet}, 
  {Viola  ocellata}] 
  3:  common  Old  World  viola  with  creamy  often  violet-tinged 
  flowers  [syn:  {field  pansy},  {Viola  arvensis}] 
  4:  the  absence  of  mental  stress  or  anxiety  [syn:  {peace},  {peacefulness}, 
  {peace  of  mind},  {repose},  {serenity},  {ataraxis}] 




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