a Eurasian primrose, Primula elatior, having clusters of small yellow flowers on a long stem.
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How to use oxlip in a sentence
Drawing her scarlet cloak higher on her shoulders, she bent her steps towards oxlip Dell.Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series | Mrs. Henry Wood
The first visit we paid the following morning was to oxlip Grange, to see Coralie.Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series | Mrs. Henry Wood
oxlip, oks′lip, n. a species of primrose, having its flowers in an umbel on a stalk like the cowslip.
Huxley held forth last week about the oxlip, which he says is unknown on the Continent.Charles Lyell and Modern Geology | Thomas George Bonney
Why, do you remember that there stir, sir, about the ghost that was said to haunt oxlip Dell?Johnny Ludlow, Third Series | Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for oxlip
Also called: paigle a primulaceous Eurasian woodland plant, Primula elatior, with small drooping pale yellow flowers
Also called: false oxlip a similar and related plant that is a natural hybrid between the cowslip and primrose
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