Origin of cowslip
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But this is all cowslip country—from the field of Rother to the field of Uck.Highways & Byways in Sussex
In the Primrose and Cowslip, again, we find quite a different plan.The Beauties of Nature
Sir John Lubbock
Paigle has never been satisfactorily explained, nor has Cowslip.
It has many names, but its most common are Paigle and Cowslip.
"I will lead you," hummed a bee, from the deep cup of a cowslip.How the Fairy Violet Lost and Won Her Wings
Marianne L. B. Ker
- Also called: paigle a primrose, Primula veris, native to temperate regions of the Old World, having fragrant yellow flowers
- US and Canadian another name for marsh marigold
Old English cūslyppe; see cow 1, slip ³
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Word Origin and History for cowslip
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