- 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)
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tan•sy (tan′zē),USA pronunciation n., pl. -sies.
- 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.
- 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
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tansy /ˈtænzɪ/ n ( pl -sies)
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