Definition of Goose-tansy
1. Noun. Low-growing perennial having leaves silvery beneath; northern United States; Europe; Asia.
Generic synonyms: Cinquefoil, Five-finger
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Literary usage of Goose-tansy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"... L. See Goose Tansy. Tansy, White. (1) Achillea Ptarmica, L.—Lyte. (2) Agrimonia Eupatoria, L.—Hohne, Acad. of Armory, ii. 97. Tansy, Wild. ..."
2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Same AS goose-tansy. [Scotland.]—Double tansy, a form of the common tansy with the leaves more cut and crisped. —Lue a tansy!, perfect; complete; ..."
3. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"goose-tansy, ». Silver-weed. North. GOOSE-TONGUE, s. Sneeze-wort. Craven. GOOSE-TURD-GREEN, «. A colour in apparel, mentioned in old writers. ..."