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noun

a plant, Oenothera biennis, having yellow flowers that open at nightfall.
any of various plants of the same or related genera.

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Origin of evening primrose

First recorded in 1800–10
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evening primrose

noun

any onagraceous plant of the genus Oenothera, native to North America but widely cultivated and naturalized, typically having yellow flowers that open in the evening
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