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 for heartsease
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 :

  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) :

  heartsease
      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]
      2: violet of Pacific coast of North America having white petals
         tinged with yellow and deep violet [syn: two-eyed violet,
         heartsease, Viola ocellata]
      3: common Old World viola with creamy often violet-tinged
         flowers [syn: field pansy, heartsease, Viola arvensis]
      4: the absence of mental stress or anxiety [syn: peace,
         peacefulness, peace of mind, repose, serenity,
         heartsease, ataraxis]

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