Pansy meaning

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An effeminate man; esp., an effeminate male homosexual.
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(derogatory, colloquial, dated) A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
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(derogatory, colloquial) A timid, weak man or boy; a wuss.
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Any of various plants of the genus Viola, especially V. tricolor or its hybrids, widely cultivated for their flowers with velvety petals of various colors.
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A deep to strong violet.
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Any of various violets, esp. a popular garden hybrid (Viola tricolor hortensis), with flat, broad, velvety petals in many colors.
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A cultivated flowering plant, derived by hybridization within species Viola tricolor, the johnny jumpup.
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A deep purple colour, like that of the pansy.

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Of a deep purple colour, like that of the pansy.
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Origin of pansy

  • Middle English pancy from Old French pensee thought, remembrance, pansy from feminine past participle of penser to think pensive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the French pensée (“thought"), as the plant resembles someone that is in deep thought, with a lowered head.

    From Wiktionary