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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. 2017.
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  • These, with his last volume of verse, heartsease and Rue , became his valedictory.

  • "heartsease for thought," said Gerard, and kissed her dimpling mouth.

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • "Poor heartsease, she'll never have a husband; but I'm sure we envy her now, wherever she is," said Elfrida.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • She was anxious to come back to "heartsease" for a long rest.

    Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer Jessie Graham Flower
  • The eldest was called Elsa, the second Elfrida, and the third heartsease.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • The heartsease and the Violet differ also in their habit of growth.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
  • Edith Cavell was in her mother's garden weeding a bed of heartsease when she heard the news.

    A Noble Woman Ernest Protheroe
  • After this it was settled that the vagabond and heartsease should be burnt in the public square.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book Maurice Baring
  • There is no heartsease nowadays, only the magnificent pansy of which it was the modest forerunner.

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky Eliza Calvert Hall
  • A moment later she was well into the street and on her way to "heartsease."

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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