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 for Viola tricolor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pansy \Pan"sy\, n.; pl. Pansies. [F. Pens['e]e thought, pansy,
     fr. penser to think, L. pensare to weigh, ponder. See
     Pensive.] (Bot.)
     Viola+({Viola+tricolor">A plant of the genus Viola ({Viola tricolor) and its
     blossom, originally purple and yellow. Cultivated varieties
     have very large flowers of a great diversity of colors.
     Called also heart's-ease, love-in-idleness, and many
     other quaint names.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Violaquercitrin \Vi`o*la*quer"cit*rin\, n. (Chem.)
     A yellow crystalline glucoside obtained from the pansy
     ({Viola tricolor), and decomposing into glucose and
     quercitrin.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Violet \Vi"o*let\, n. [F. violette a violet (cf. violet
     violet-colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin
     to Gr. ?. Cf. Iodine.]
     1. (Bot.) Any plant or flower of the genus Viola, of many
        species. The violets are generally low, herbaceous plants,
        and the flowers of many of the species are blue, while
        others are white or yellow, or of several colors, as the
        pansy ({Viola tricolor).
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The cultivated sweet violet is Viola odorata of
           Europe. The common blue violet of the eastern United
           States is Viola cucullata; the sand, or bird-foot,
           violet is Viola pedata.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum
        farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the
        spectrum.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue
        in equal proportions; a bluish purple color. --Mollett.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small
        violet-colored butterflies belonging to Lycaena, or
        Rusticus, and allied genera.
        [1913 Webster]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Corn violet. See under Corn.
  
     Dame's violet. (Bot.) See Damewort.
  
     Dogtooth violet. (Bot.) See under Dogtooth.
  
     Water violet (Bot.), an aquatic European herb ({Hottonia
        palustris) with pale purplish flowers and pinnatifid
        leaves.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heart's-ease \Heart's"-ease`\ (h[aum]rts"[=e]z`), n.
     1. Ease of heart; peace or tranquillity of mind or feeling.
        --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Bot.) A species of violet ({Viola tricolor), a common
        and long cultivated European herb from which most common
        garden pansies are derived; -- called also pansy.
        [WordNet sense 1]
  
     Syn: wild pansy, Johnny-jump-up, heartsease,
          love-in-idleness, pink of my John, Viola tricolor.
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. (Bot.) A violet of the Pacific coast of North America
        ({Viola ocellata) having white petals tinged with yellow
        and deep violet. [WordNet sense 2]
  
     Syn: two-eyed violet, heartsease, Viola ocellata.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     4. (Bot.) A common Old World viola ({Viola arvensis) with
        creamy often violet-tinged flowers. [WordNet sense 3]
  
     Syn: field pansy, heartsease, Viola arvensis.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Viola tricolor
      n 1: a common and long cultivated European herb from which most
           common garden pansies are derived [syn: wild pansy,
           Johnny-jump-up, heartsease, love-in-idleness, pink
           of my John, Viola tricolor]

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