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
Origin and Etymology of tansy
Middle English tansey, from Anglo-French tanesie, from Late Latin tanacita
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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