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pansyjazzy, snazzy •palsy-walsy • Ramsay •pansy, tansy •Anasazi, Ashkenazi, Ashkenazy, Benghazi, Ghazi, kamikaze, khazi, Stasi, Swazi •prezzie •frenzy, Mackenzie •Bel Paese, Buthelezi, crazy, daisy, Farnese, glazy, hazy, lazy, Maisie, mazy, oops-a-daisy, Piranesi, upsy-daisy, Veronese •stir-crazy •breezy, cheesy, easy, easy-peasy, Kesey, Parcheesi, queasy, sleazy, wheezy, Zambezi •teensy • speakeasy •busy, dizzy, fizzy, frizzy, Izzy, Lizzie, tizzy •flimsy, whimsy •Kinsey, Lindsay, Lynsey •poesy •Aussie, cossie, mossie •Swansea • gauzy • causey •ballsy, palsy •blowsy, Dalhousie, drowsy, frowzy, housey-housey, lousy •cosy (US cozy), dozy, Josie, mafiosi, mosey, nosy, posey, posy, prosy, Rosie, rosy •Boise, noisy

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pan·sy / ˈpanzē/ • n. 1. a popular cultivated viola with flowers in rich colors, esp, the familiar Viola cornuta. 2. inf., offens. an effeminate or homosexual man.

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pansy Common name for a cultivated hybrid violet. An annual or short-lived perennial, it has velvety flowers, usually in combinations of blue, yellow and white, with five petals. Height: to about 15–30cm (6–12in). Family Violaceae; species Viola tricolor.

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pansy XV (pensee, later pensy, paunsie). — (O)F. pensée thought, fancifully applied to the plant, f. penser think — L. pēnsāre weigh, ponder, consider, in Rom. think.

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pansy See VIOLA and VIOLACEAE.