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cowslip

[ kou-slip ]

noun

  1. an English primrose, Primula veris, having fragrant yellow flowers.
  2. the marsh marigold.


cowslip

/ ˈkaʊˌslɪp /

noun

  1. Also calledpaigle a primrose, Primula veris, native to temperate regions of the Old World, having fragrant yellow flowers
  2. another name for marsh marigold


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cowslip1

before 1000; Middle English cowslyppe, Old English cūslyppe, equivalent to cow 1 + slyppe, slypa slime; slip 3

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cowslip1

Old English cūslyppe; see cow 1, slip ³

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Example Sentences

There are also many varieties of the Cowslip, of different colours, double and single, which are very useful in the spring garden.

From the seed of that very hose-in-hose cowslip, I have since raised a hose-in-hose primrose.

Oxlip, oks′lip, n. a species of primrose, having its flowers in an umbel on a stalk like the cowslip.

The cowslip primrose (Primula veris) is also a native of England.

They prepared some hot broth for him, and opened a bottle of cowslip wine.

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