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or heart's-ease

[hahrts-eez] /ˈhɑrtsˌiz/
peace of mind.
the pansy or other plant of the genus Viola.
the lady's-thumb.
Origin of heartsease
late Middle English
First recorded in 1375-1425, heartsease is from the late Middle English word hertes ese. See heart, ease Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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


another name for the wild pansy
peace of mind
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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