Definition of Pawnce
1. pance [n -S] - See also: pance
Lexicographical Neighbors of Pawnce
Literary usage of Pawnce
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Home Life in Colonial Days by Alice Morse Earle (1898)
"Spenser called it " pawnce." Shakespeare said maidens called it " love-in-idleness," and ..."
2. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"... pawnce, the 'pansy', or heart's-ease. Spenser, Shep. Kal., April, 142; Warner, Alb. England, bk. v, c. 28, st. 48; panse, Holland, Pliny, xxi. 10. 92. ..."