Definitions of tansy
  1. noun
    common perennial aromatic herb native to Eurasia having buttonlike yellow flower heads and bitter-tasting pinnate leaves sometimes used medicinally
    synonyms: Tanacetum vulgare, golden buttons, scented fern
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    type of:
    composite, composite plant
    considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
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