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 for pansy
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.
        [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) :

      n 1: large-flowered garden plant derived chiefly from the wild
           pansy of Europe and having velvety petals of various colors
           [syn: pansy, Viola tricolor hortensis]
      2: a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive [syn:
         sissy, pantywaist, pansy, milksop, Milquetoast]
      3: offensive term for an openly homosexual man [syn: fagot,
         faggot, fag, fairy, nance, pansy, queen, queer,
         poof, poove, pouf]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "pansy":
     Milquetoast, auntie, baby, bi-guy, big baby, bisexual, bull dyke,
     butch, catamite, chicken, crybaby, doormat, dull tool, dyke, fag,
     faggot, fairy, femme, flit, fricatrice, fruit, gunsel,
     gutless wonder, homo, homophile, homosexual, homosexualist, invert,
     invertebrate, jellyfish, lesbian, lightweight, meek soul, milksop,
     mollycoddle, namby-pamby, nance, nebbish, nonentity, pantywaist,
     pathic, punk, pushover, queen, queer, sad sack, sapphist, sissy,
     softling, softy, sop, tribade, weak sister, weakling

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