pansy

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Etymology[edit]

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

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pansy (plural pansies)

  1. A cultivated flowering plant, derived by hybridization within species Viola tricolor.
  2. A deep purple colour, like that of the pansy.
    pansy colour:    
  3. (derogatory, colloquial, dated) A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
  4. (derogatory, colloquial) A timid, weak man or boy; a wuss.

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pansy (not comparable)

  1. Wimpy; spineless; feeble.
  2. Of a deep purple colour, like that of the pansy.

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