from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Ease of heart; tranquillity of mind. Also
- noun In botany: A popular and poetic name of plants of the genus Viola, especially V. tricolor, the pansy, and V. lutea, the common yellow violet of Europe. See
- noun In some parts of the United States, the common persicary, peachwort, lady's-thumb, or smartweed, Polygonum Persicaria.
- noun In Australia, a small scrophulariaceous plant, Gratiola pedunculata.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Ease of heart; peace or tranquillity of mind or feeling.
- noun (Bot.) A species of violet (
Viola tricolor), a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived; -- called also pansy.
- noun (Bot.) A violet of the Pacific coast of North America (
Viola ocellata) having white petals tinged with yellow and deep violet.
- noun (Bot.) A common Old World viola (
Viola arvensis) with creamy often violet-tinged flowers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived
- noun common Old World viola with creamy often violet-tinged flowers
- noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety
- noun violet of Pacific coast of North America having white petals tinged with yellow and deep violet
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There was an obvious change in Miss Helstone: all about her seemed elastic; depression, fear, forlornness, were withdrawn: no longer crushed, and saddened, and slow, and drooping, she looked like one who had tasted the cordial of heart's-ease, and been lifted on the wing of hope.
Crossing a rustic bridge, we pass through a garden (for it is no less, though man has had no spade in it) of pinks, marigolds, cyclamens, and heart's-ease, &c. &c.; the moist meadow land below is
The time-honored custom of our metropolis has made it a point of peculiar radiance; a halcyon period, when heart's-ease would seem to be the general feeling, and smiles the social insignia.
They had found the "herb heart's-ease" in the bleakest spot of all New England.
In the grass, everywhere, were thousands and millions of primroses, heart's-ease, and morning-glories; all crowded together, so
The exotic cactus, with its gorgeous blossoms of scarlet, flourished where the sun shone hottest; and there were beds of heart's-ease, forget-me-nots, single pinks and carnations, creeping ice-plant and the delicate sensitive plant, shrubs of crêpe myrtle and althea, with rows of holly-hocks
We go back and dig it up again when the Lord Himself has buried it, and when over its grave He has planted fair heart's-ease and lilies of peace.
If ever we do return to those fields of defeat we ought to pluck a little heart's-ease or bring back a lily with us, that we may testify that where sin abounded "grace doth much more abound."
But the Good Samaritans on the Carpathia gave many women heart's-ease.
All good things come to those who can wait in sweet tranquillity for them, and seldom does Fortune fail to bring love and heart's-ease upon the changeful stream of changeful days to those who trust her for them.