Definitions for tansyˈtæn zi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of several composite plants of the genus Tanacetum, esp. an Old World herb, T. vulgare, having clusters of tubular yellow flowers.
Origin of tansy:
1225–75; ME < OF tanesie, aph. var. of atanesie < ML athanasia < Gk athanasía immortality
tansy, golden buttons, scented fern, Tanacetum vulgare(noun)
common perennial aromatic herb native to Eurasia having buttonlike yellow flower heads and bitter-tasting pinnate leaves sometimes used medicinally
A herbaceous plant with yellow flowers, of the genus Tanacetum, especially Tanacetum vulgare.
An egg-based desert in which tansy is, or used to be, added as herb
Origin: From tanesie, tanoisie et al., aphetic form of athanasie, from athanasia, from ἀθανασία.
any plant of the composite genus Tanacetum. The common tansy (T. vulgare) has finely divided leaves, a strong aromatic odor, and a very bitter taste. It is used for medicinal and culinary purposes
a dish common in the seventeenth century, made of eggs, sugar, rose water, cream, and the juice of herbs, baked with butter in a shallow dish