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.
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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.