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pansy in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpansypan‧sy /ˈpænzi/ noun (plural pansies) [countable]  1 HBPa small garden plant with brightly coloured flowers2 informal not politeINSULT an offensive word for a man who seems weak and too much like a woman
Examples from the Corpus
pansyAt Easter, decorate with chocolate eggs, crystallized flower petals, or fresh primroses and pansies.Left: Universal winter-flowering pansies are indispensable for adding colour splashes during the bleakest months of winter.But the winter container's secret weapon, planted in layers under showy pansies or polyanthus, is the spring-flowering bulb.There was a healthy pink petunia, a shy violet pansy and the promise of a fuchsia.They asked her what the foreman said when she painted five chairs all over with roses and painted the sixth with pansies.