tansy

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtænzɪ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(tanzē)

Inflections of 'tansy' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": tansies

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tan•sy  (tanzē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -sies. 
  1. Plant Biologyany of several composite plants of the genus Tanacetum, esp. a strong-scented, weedy, Old World herb, T. vulgare, having flat-topped clusters of tubular yellow flowers.
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  • Greek athanasía immortality, equivalent. to a- a-6 + thánat(os) death (see Thanatos) + -ia -y3, with ti
  • Medieval Latin athanasia
  • Old French tanesie, aphetic variant of atanesie
  • Middle English 1225–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
tansy /ˈtænzɪ/ n ( pl -sies)
  1. any of numerous plants of the genus Tanacetum, esp T. vulgare, having yellow flowers in flat-topped clusters and formerly used in medicine and for seasoning: family Asteraceae (composites)
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French tanesie, from Medieval Latin athanasia tansy (with reference to its alleged power to prolong life), from Greek: immortality
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