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heartsease

or heart's-ease

[hahrts-eez] /ˈhɑrtsˌiz/
noun
1.
peace of mind.
2.
the pansy or other plant of the genus Viola.
3.
the lady's-thumb.
Origin of heartsease
late Middle English
1375-1425
First recorded in 1375-1425, heartsease is from the late Middle English word hertes ese. See heart, ease
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  • Here was escape, heartsease, happiness—here in this bottled impishness.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • She was anxious to come back to "heartsease" for a long rest.

    Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer Jessie Graham Flower
  • "heartsease for thought," said Gerard, and kissed her dimpling mouth.

    From the Car Behind

    Eleanor M. Ingram
  • Then just imagine for an instant what heartsease must have been to that poor wife.

    Dorothy's House Party

    Evelyn Raymond
  • The heartsease and the Violet differ also in their habit of growth.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
  • The eldest was called Elsa, the second Elfrida, and the third heartsease.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • Now Elsa and Elfrida, heartsease's sisters, were very proud.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • As for heartsease, she begged her father and mother not to worry about her.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • After this it was settled that the vagabond and heartsease should be burnt in the public square.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • It is the vagabond we heard when we were children, and it is heartsease after all!

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
British Dictionary definitions for heartsease

heartsease

/ˈhɑːtsˌiːz/
noun
1.
another name for the wild pansy
2.
peace of mind
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