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pansy

noun [C] uk   /ˈpæn.zi/ us  

pansy noun [C] (PLANT)

a small garden plant that has flowers of many different colours with rounded petals

pansy noun [C] (PERSON)

offensive old-fashioned an offensive word for a man who behaves in a way that is considered to be more typical of a woman
Translations of “pansy”
in Korean 팬지꽃…
in Arabic زَهرة البَنَفسِج المُثلّث…
in French pensée…
in Turkish hercaî menekşe…
in Italian viola del pensiero…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物, 三色堇,蝴蝶花…
in Russian анютины глазки…
in Polish bratek…
in Spanish Mariquita…
in Portuguese amor-perfeito…
in German das Stiefmütterchen…
in Catalan pensament…
in Japanese パンジー, 三色スミレ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物, 三色堇,蝴蝶花…
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