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love-in-idleness Syllabification: love-in-i·dle·ness
Pronunciation: /ˌləvinˈīdlnəs/

Definition of love-in-idleness in English:


Another term for heartsease.
Example sentences
  • Large-flowered modern varieties are the result of hybridising the wild pansy, viola tricolor, also known as love-in-idleness, kiss-me-quick and heartsease.
  • Oberon resolves to defeat her by applying the magic juice of a flower, love-in-idleness, to her eyes as she sleeps, which will make her fall in love with the next creature she sees: he sends Robin to fetch it.
  • Hatching a plan to win the Indian boy, Oberon sends Puck in search of a flower called love-in-idleness.
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