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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Common perennial aromatic herb native to Eurasia having buttonlike yellow flower heads and bitter-tasting pinnate leaves sometimes used medicinally.

Usage examples (34)
  • I remark on the pungent foliage, and smartly share my knowledge that the word tansy comes from the French word for “nose-twister.”
  • She says a plant is fernleaf yarrow, I say it's tansy.
  • Here, take a little and chew it; isn't it like tansy? ''
  • Then comes wild lettice an 'tansy-tea -- that's fur May. for more
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