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Definition of "heart's-ease" [heart's•-ease]

  • Ease of heart; peace or tranquillity of mind or feeling. (noun)
  • A species of violet (Viola tricolor), a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived; -- called also pansy. (noun)
  • A violet of the Pacific coast of North America (Viola ocellata) having white petals tinged with yellow and deep violet. (noun)
  • A common Old World viola (Viola arvensis) with creamy often violet-tinged flowers. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "heart's-ease" in a sentence
  • "There was an obvious change in Miss Helstone: all about her seemed elastic; depression, fear, forlornness, were withdrawn: no longer crushed, and saddened, and slow, and drooping, she looked like one who had tasted the cordial of heart's-ease, and been lifted on the wing of hope."
  • "They had found the "herb heart's-ease" in the bleakest spot of all New England."
  • "Crossing a rustic bridge, we pass through a garden (for it is no less, though man has had no spade in it) of pinks, marigolds, cyclamens, and heart's-ease, &c. &c.; the moist meadow land below is"