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  1. wild pansy, Johnny-jump-up, heartsease, love-in-idleness, pink of my John, Viola tricolornoun

    a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived


  1. love-in-idleness

    Viola tricolor is a common European wild flower, growing as an annual or short-lived perennial. The species is also known as wild pansy, Johnny Jump up (though this name is also applied to similar species such as the yellow pansy), heartsease, heart's ease, heart's delight, tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, come-and-cuddle-me, three faces in a hood, love-in-idleness, and pink of my john. It has been introduced into North America, where it has spread. It is the progenitor of the cultivated pansy, and is therefore sometimes called wild pansy; before the cultivated pansies were developed, "pansy" was an alternative name for the wild form. It can produce up to 50 seeds at a time. The flowers can be purple, blue, yellow or white.


  1. love-in-idleness

    Love-in-idleness is a type of wild pansy flower, also known as Viola tricolor. The name originates from Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream," where a love potion made from this flower causes characters to fall in love with the first person they see. In a broader, metaphorical sense, it could be used to describe a state of idle, effortless affection or infatuation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of love-in-idleness in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of love-in-idleness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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