- a cultivated variety of viola with brightly coloured flowers.；an effeminate or gay man.
noun: pansy, plural noun: pansies
- 1. a cultivated variety of viola with brightly coloured flowers.
- 2. offensive an effeminate or gay man.
- 3. South African a sand dollar with a purple marking on the shell that resembles a flower.
- a popular cultivated viola with flowers in rich colors, with both summer- and winter-flowering ...
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