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]

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