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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pan·sy n.; pl. Pansies   Bot. A plant of the genus Viola (Viola tricolor) and its blossom, originally purple and yellow.  Cultivated varieties have very large flowers of a great diversity of colors.  Called also heart's-ease, love-in-idleness, and many other quaint names.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vi·o·la·quer·cit·rin n. Chem. A yellow crystalline glucoside obtained from the pansy (Viola tricolor), and decomposing into glucose and quercitrin.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vi·o·let n.
 1. Bot. Any plant or flower of the genus Viola, of many species.  The violets are generally low, herbaceous plants, and the flowers of many of the species are blue, while others are white or yellow, or of several colors, as the pansy (Viola tricolor).
 Note:The cultivated sweet violet is Viola odorata of Europe. The common blue violet of the eastern United States is Viola cucullata; the sand, or bird-foot, violet is Viola pedata.
 2. The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the spectrum.
 3. In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue in equal proportions; a bluish purple color.
 4. Zool. Any one of numerous species of small violet-colored butterflies belonging to Lycaena, or Rusticus, and allied genera.
 Corn violet. See under Corn.
 Dame's violet. Bot. See Damewort.
 Dogtooth violet. Bot. See under Dogtooth.
 Water violet Bot., an aquatic European herb (Hottonia palustris) with pale purplish flowers and pinnatifid leaves.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Heart's-ease n.
 1. Ease of heart; peace or tranquillity of mind or feeling.
 2. 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. [wns=1]
 Syn: -- wild pansy, Johnny-jump-up, heartsease, love-in-idleness, pink of my John, Viola tricolor.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Viola tricolor
      n : a common and long cultivated European herb from which most
          common garden pansies are derived [syn: wild pansy, Johnny-jump-up,
           heartsease, love-in-idleness, pink of my John]