Can You Tell a Tansy from a Blunderbuss? 7 Old-Fashioned Words Defined

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6) Tansy

Yes, a tansy is a flower. But, it’s also a dessert (which strangely has nothing to do with the flower). This dish bears some resemblance to a flan or custard, but with fruit inside. Apple tansy is a common variation on the dish that was popular in the colonial U.S.

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