Tansy

The tansy, Tanacetum vulgare, also known as cow bitter, is a common species of plant from the sunflower family in Central Europe

Tanacetum vulgare

Tansy (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Old French tanesie, tanoisie et al., aphetic form of athanasie, from Medieval Latin athanasia, from Ancient Greek ἀθανασία (athanasía, immortality). Doublet of athanasy. Alternatively, from a Vulgar Latin tanacita, possibly from *tanacetum, composed of thannus and acetum (see Rey 2013, Dictionnaire de la langue française, page 2386).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtanzi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtæn.zi/

Noun

tansy (countable and uncountable

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