What is another word for tansy?

Pronunciation: [tˈanzi] (IPA)

Tanacetum vulgare, commonly known as tansy, is an herbaceous perennial plant widely recognised for its yellow button-like flowers. Some of the most common synonyms for tansy include bitter buttons, golden buttons, and mugwort. While tansy is mostly used in traditional medicine for its antihelmintic properties, the plant is also prevalent in culinary arts where it is used as a natural insect repellent, an ingredient in flavouring beverages, or as a flavour additive in candy and cakes. In addition to these, tansy has a plethora of traditional uses worldwide, including treating menstrual disorders, supporting digestion, and healing wounds.

Synonyms for Tansy:

What are the hypernyms for Tansy?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    flower, herb, plant, Asteraceae family plant, Tanacetum genus plant.

Usage examples for Tansy

He had never actually tried stealing six potatoes, or testing the virtue in hairs from a black cat's tail, as a relief from gout, but he had not been above a course of tansy tea, and decoctions of jimson-weed, and other of Delilah's remedies that scientifically were on a par with the black cat's tail.
Molly Elliot Seawell
There will be a roast Pig on Table at one o'clock, and, I fancy, a tansy-pudding."
"Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary"
Anne Manning
"I can't fancy tansy-pudding," says Uncle, shuddering; "I cannot abide Tansies, even in Lent.
"Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary"
Anne Manning

Related words: tansy tea, tansy in the garden, tansy magic, tansy herb

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