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1pansy

noun pan·sy \ˈpan-zē\
plural pansies

Definition of PANSY

1
:  a garden plant (Viola wittrockiana) derived chiefly from the hybridization of the European Johnny-jump-up (Viola tricolor) with other wild violets; also :  its flower
2
a usually disparaging :  a weak or effeminate man or boy
b usually disparaging :  a male homosexual

Origin of PANSY

Middle English pancy, pensee, from Middle French pensée, from pensée thought, from feminine of pensé, past participle of penser to think, from Latin pensare to ponder — more at pensive
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

Rhymes with PANSY

2pansy

adjective

Definition of PANSY

usually disparaging
:  effeminate 1; also :  homosexual

First Known Use of PANSY

1929
PANSIES Defined for Kids

pansy

noun pan·sy \ˈpan-zē\
plural pansies

Definition of PANSY for Kids

:  a garden plant related to the violets that has large velvety colorful flowers

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