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tansy (tăn´zē), perennial herb (Tanacetum vulgare) of the family Asteraceae (aster family), native to Europe but naturalized in North America. It was long cultivated for its ornamental foliage and clusters of yellow, buttonlike flowers; it was often used in old-fashioned dishes, such as tansy cakes and puddings, which were eaten in the spring, especially at Easter time, either in memory of the bitter herbs of the Jewish Passover or as a sort of tonic after the Lenten season. Tansy tea was formerly a household medicine and is still used as an anthelmintic and in the treatment of external bruises and inflammations. Tansy is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.

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tansy A herb, Tanacetum vulgare. The leaves and young shoots are used for flavouring puddings and omelettes. Tansy cakes made with eggs and young leaves used to be eaten at Easter. Tansy tea made by infusing the herb was formerly used as a tonic and for intestinal worms; may be poisonous in large amounts. The root, preserved in honey or sugar, was used to treat gout.

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tansy Any of several mostly perennial plants characterized by fern-like, aromatic leaves and clusters of yellow, button-like flower heads. Tanacetum vulgare, native to Eurasia, is a common weed in North America. Height: to 91cm (3ft). Family Asteraceae/Compositae.

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tan·sy / ˈtanzē/ • n. a plant (genus Tanacetum) of the daisy family with yellow flat-topped buttonlike flowerheads and aromatic leaves, formerly used in cooking and medicine.

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tansy herbaceous plant. XV. — OF. tanesie (mod. tanaisie), of unkn. orig.

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