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Etymology

From the French pensée, thought, as the plant resembles someone that is in deep thought, with a lowered head.

Noun

Singular
pansy

Plural
pansies

pansy (pansies)
  1. Common name for a cultivated flowering plant, Viola tricolor hortensis, derived from heartsease; many garden varieties are hybrids.
  2. (color) A deep purple colour, like that of the pansy.
    pansy colour:   
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
  4. (slang) A timid man or boy.

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Adjective

pansy (not comparable)

Positive
pansy

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Wimpy; spineless; feeble.
  2. (color) Of a deep purple colour, like that of the pansy.

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