tansy

noun
tan·​sy | \ˈtan-zē \
plural tansies

Definition of tansy 

: 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

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Herb thugs in my yard are tansy and clivers (medicinal use), and garlic chives (aka Chinese leeks) and lemon balm (culinary use). Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Growing and drying herbs in summer is a great way to benefit your culinary world," 8 June 2018 For squash bugs, plant mint, chives, garlic, onion, tansy, radishes, nasturtiums, marigolds and bee balm near and among vines of winter and summer squash. OregonLive.com, "In vegetable gardens, good-neighbor planting makes all the difference," 29 Mar. 2018 The same blue tansy essential oil that gives the Vital Balm Cream its light blue hue also gives it a gorgeous calming scent. Emily Barth Isler, Allure, "Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm Cream Has a Waitlist of 600 People," 18 July 2017

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First Known Use of tansy

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tansy

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

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