See under primrose(def 1).
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Definition for english primrose (2 of 2)
[ prim-rohz ]
/ ˈprɪmˌroʊz /
of or relating to the primrose.
Also prim·rosed. abounding in primroses: a primrose garden.
of a pale yellow.
Origin of primrose
1375–1425; late Middle English primerose < Medieval Latin prīma rosa first rose
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British Dictionary definitions for english primrose
/ (ˈprɪmˌrəʊz) /
any of various temperate primulaceous plants of the genus Primula, esp P. vulgaris of Europe, which has pale yellow flowers
short for evening primrose
Also called: primrose yellow a light to moderate yellow, sometimes with a greenish tinge
of, relating to, or abounding in primroses
of the colour primrose
pleasant or gay
Word Origin for primrose
C15: from Old French primerose, from Medieval Latin prīma rosa first rose
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