WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
pan•sy /ˈpænzi/USA pronunciation
n. [countable],pl. -sies.
Plant Biologya violet grown in many kinds, having flowers in many different, rich colors.
[Slang](disparaging and offensive).
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pansy /ˈpænzɪ/ n ( pl -sies)
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French pensée thought, from penser to think, from Latin pensāre
- any violaceous garden plant that is a variety of Viola tricolor, having flowers with rounded velvety petals, white, yellow, or purple in colour
See also wild pansy
- slang offensive an effeminate or homosexual man or boy
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