1. Peace of mind; tranquillity
2. Any of various violas; especially; johnny-jump-up
Sinonimi: Viola tricolor hortensis
ETYM French Pensée thought, pansy, from penser to think, Latin pensare to weigh, ponder. Related to Pensive.
Large-flowered garden plant derived chiefly from the wild pansy of Europe and having velvety petals of various colors; SYN. Viola tricolor hortensis.
Cultivated violet derived from the European wild pansy Viola tricolor, and including many different varieties and strains. The flowers are usually purple, yellow, cream, or a mixture, and there are many highly developed varieties bred for size, color, or special markings. Several of the 400 different species are scented.