[ UK /tˈænzi/ ]
[ US /ˈtænzi/ ]
  1. common perennial aromatic herb native to Eurasia having buttonlike yellow flower heads and bitter-tasting pinnate leaves sometimes used medicinally
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How To Use tansy In A Sentence

  • Many herbs can help to deter flies, such as lavender, sweet woodruff, lemon verbena, star anise, tansy, any of the mints, rosemary, bay, chamomile, rue, elder, southernwood and basil.
  • Tansy and pennyroyal were also popular, but they tended to poison the woman who ingested the herb.
  • Not all herbs smell good - catmint, curry plant, pyrethrum, rue, santolina and tansy are all pretty pongy.
  • Studies conducted later in a laboratory show that tansy can produce a natural chemical that keeps the potato beetle at a distance.
  • I rubbed fragrant oil on my wrists and forearms, on Blonde Niece's neck and hip, until the warm air in the house smelled of tangerine, orange, ylang ylang, patchouly, and blue tansy. Archive 2008-03-01
  • I remark on the pungent foliage, and smartly share my knowledge that the word tansy comes from the French word for “nose-twister.” Garden Goddess for Hire
  • Scout winter wheat fields for winter broadleaf weeds such as field pennycress and tansy mustard.
  • BREMERTON - People throughout Western Washington are reporting unusual numbers of a poisonous weed called tansy ragwort. The Seattle Times
  • Plant tansy or basil around the patio and house to repel mosquitoes.
  • Meanwhile, the tansy powder would do Clifford no harm, and the laudanum was a proper treatment for this acute period. City of Glory
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