English primrose


noun

See under primrose(def 1).

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Definition for english primrose (2 of 2)

primrose
[ prim-rohz ]
/ ˈprɪmˌroʊz /

noun

any plant of the genus Primula, as P. vulgaris (English primrose), of Europe, having yellow flowers, or P. sinensis (Chinese primrose), of China, having flowers in a variety of colors.Compare primrose family.
pale yellow.

adjective

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

primrose
/ (ˈprɪmˌrəʊz) /

noun

any of various temperate primulaceous plants of the genus Primula, esp P. vulgaris of Europe, which has pale yellow flowers
Also called: primrose yellow a light to moderate yellow, sometimes with a greenish tinge

adjective

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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