noun Date: 15th century 1. peace of mind ; tranquillity 2. any of various violas; especially Johnny-jump-up

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  • heartsease — hearts·ease …   English syllables

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  • heartsease — n. (also heart s ease) a pansy …   Useful english dictionary

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