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From the French pensée (“thought”), as the plant resembles someone that is in deep thought, with a lowered head.
pansy (plural pansies)
- Common name for a cultivated flowering plant, Viola tricolor hortensis, derived from heartsease; many garden varieties are hybrids.
- A deep purple colour, like that of the pansy.
- (derogatory, colloquial, dated) A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
- (derogatory, colloquial) A timid, weak man or boy; a wuss.
pansy (not comparable)