noun, plural tan·sies.
Origin of tansy
Examples from the Web for tansy
Historical Examples of tansy
First, I picked the pigweed and tansy, or how could she have made the cheese?Aunt Madge's Story
Mam' Chloe had given me tansy tea for a bad cold last winter.When Grandmamma Was New
Vivid streaks of tansy stretch in narrow lines for rods together.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
The Tansy has a strong scent, especially when you crush its leaves or stalks.Flowers Shown to the Children
C. E. Smith
The name Tansy was given afterward to a rich fruit cake which had no Tansy in it.Old-Time Gardens
Alice Morse Earle
noun plural -sies
Word Origin for tansy
(Tanacetum vulgare), mid-13c., from Old French tanesie (13c.), from Gallo-Romance *tanaceta, from Late Latin tanacetum "wormwood," from shortened form of Greek athanasia "immortality," so called probably for its persistence. English folklore associates it with pregnancy, either as an aid to contraception or to provoke miscarriage.