any of several composite plants of the genus Tanacetum, especially a strong-scented, weedy, Old World herb, T. vulgare, having flat-topped clusters of tubular yellow flowers.
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How to use tansy in a sentence
She had one in her hand now, and was wondering if ever any one had a dress of green velvet, tansy-color, with gold buttons.Narcissa, or the Road to Rome | Laura E. Richards
Later she went out beside the west fence and gathered an armful of tansy which she boiled to a thick green tea.A Girl Of The Limberlost | Gene Stratton Porter
Plants of pinnated leaves, as the tansy, are more sensible than these to the effects of light.
tansy tea; Infusum tanaceti, L. From the dried herb, or the green herb using double the quantity.
The china asters bloomed; the sun drew out the odours of thyme and rue and tansy.The Long Roll | Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for tansy
any of numerous plants of the genus Tanacetum, esp T. vulgare, having yellow flowers in flat-topped clusters and formerly used in medicine and for seasoning: family Asteraceae (composites)
any of various similar plants
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