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ˈtæn zitan·sy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tansy, golden buttons, scented fern, Tanacetum vulgarenoun

    common perennial aromatic herb native to Eurasia having buttonlike yellow flower heads and bitter-tasting pinnate leaves sometimes used medicinally


  1. tansynoun

    A herbaceous plant with yellow flowers, of the genus Tanacetum, especially Tanacetum vulgare.

  2. tansynoun

    An egg-based desert in which tansy is, or used to be, added as herb

  3. Etymology: From tanesie, tanoisie et al., aphetic form of athanasie, from athanasia, from ἀθανασία.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tansynoun

    The tansy hath a flosculous flower, consisting of many florets, divided into several segments fitting on the embrio, and contained in a squamous and hemispherical empalement; the embrio afterward becomes a seed not at all downy; to these notes must be added thick flowers into a gathered head. Philip Miller

    Etymology: tanacetum, Lat.


  1. Tansy

    Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant in the genus Tanacetum in the aster family, native to temperate Europe and Asia. It has been introduced to other parts of the world, including North America, and in some areas has become invasive. It is also known as common tansy, bitter buttons, cow bitter, or golden buttons. The Latin word vulgare means "common".


  1. tansy

    Tansy is a perennial herbaceous flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. It is from the Asteraceae family and its scientific name is Tanacetum vulgare. Tansy has a clump-forming habit with dense, button-like, yellow flowers and aromatic, fern-like foliage. It has been used historically for medicinal purposes but due to its toxic properties, it's mostly grown as an ornamental plant now. It may also be used as a companion plant in gardens due to its ability to repel insects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tansynoun

    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

  2. Tansynoun

    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


  1. Tansy

    Tansy is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant of the aster family, native to temperate Europe and Asia. It has been introduced to other parts of the world and in some areas has become invasive. It is also known as Common Tansy, Bitter Buttons, Cow Bitter, Mugwort, or Golden Buttons.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tansy

    tan′zi, n. a genus of composite plants allied to Artemisia—Common tansy is a bitter, aromatic plant with small yellow flowers, common on old pasture: a pudding or cake flavoured with tansy, eaten at Easter. [O. Fr. tanasie, through Late L., from Gr. athanasia, immortality.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TANSY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tansy is ranked #90113 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Tansy surname appeared 205 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Tansy.

    90.7% or 186 total occurrences were White.
    3.9% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. nasty

  2. Santy

  3. antsy

  4. styan

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tansy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tansy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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