heart's-ease


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hearts·ease

also heart's-ease  (härts′ēz′)
n.
1. Peace of mind.
2. A small European plant (Viola tricolor) having spurred flowers marked with purple, yellow, and white. It was used to develop hybrid varieties of cultivated pansies. Also called wild pansy.
References in classic literature ?
They had found the "herb, heart's-ease," in the bleakest spot of all New England.
They had found the 'herb, heart's-ease,' in the bleakest spot of all New England.
That flower is the heart's-ease or love-in-idleness, later made well-known to English-speaking peoples by Shakespeare and his inimitable, hoodwinking Puck.