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 Tann’häu’ser (3 syl.).Tan’talise. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tansy.
 
A corruption of the Greek word athanasia, immortality, as thansa, tansy. So called because it is “a sort of everlasting flower.” (Hortus Anglicus, vol. ii. p. 366.)   1
 


 Tann’häu’ser (3 syl.).Tan’talise. 

 
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