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noun tan·sy \ˈtan-zē\

Definition of tansy



  1. :  a common Old World composite herb (Tanacetum vulgare) that is naturalized in North America and has bitter-tasting finely divided aromatic leaves and clustered yellow flower heads lacking ray flowers; broadly :  a plant of the same genus

Origin and Etymology of tansy

Middle English tansey, from Anglo-French tanesie, from Late Latin tanacita

First Known Use: 13th century

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