or heart's-ease


Origin of heartsease

First recorded in 1375–1425, heartsease is from the late Middle English word hertes ese. See heart, ease
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Examples from the Web for heartsease

Historical Examples of heartsease

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for heartsease



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