love-in-idleness

noun

another name for the wild pansy

Nearby words

  1. love's labour's lost,
  2. love-apple,
  3. love-entangle,
  4. love-in,
  5. love-in-a-mist,
  6. love-lies-bleeding,
  7. loveable,
  8. lovebird,
  9. lovebirds,
  10. lovebite

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Examples from the Web for love-in-idleness

  • "Love-In-Idleness" has passed into a proverb, and lovers, somehow, are not generally supposed to be industrious.

    In the Days of My Youth|Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • Shakespeare said maidens called it "love-in-idleness," and Drayton named it "heartsease."

    Home Life in Colonial Days|Alice Morse Earle