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heartsease

or heart's-ease

[hahrts-eez] /ˈhɑrtsˌiz/
noun
1.
peace of mind.
2.
the pansy or other plant of the genus Viola.
3.
the lady's-thumb.
Origin of heartsease
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English hertes ese. See heart, ease
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  • These, with his last volume of verse, heartsease and Rue , became his valedictory.

  • She was anxious to come back to "heartsease" for a long rest.

    Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer Jessie Graham Flower
  • "Poor heartsease, she'll never have a husband; but I'm sure we envy her now, wherever she is," said Elfrida.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • "heartsease for thought," said Gerard, and kissed her dimpling mouth.

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • The eldest was called Elsa, the second Elfrida, and the third heartsease.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • The heartsease and the Violet differ also in their habit of growth.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
  • Edith Cavell was in her mother's garden weeding a bed of heartsease when she heard the news.

    A Noble Woman Ernest Protheroe
  • After this it was settled that the vagabond and heartsease should be burnt in the public square.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • There is no heartsease nowadays, only the magnificent pansy of which it was the modest forerunner.

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky Eliza Calvert Hall
  • A moment later she was well into the street and on her way to "heartsease."

British Dictionary definitions for heartsease

heartsease

/ˈhɑːtsˌiːz/
noun
1.
another name for the wild pansy
2.
peace of mind
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