- a Eurasian primrose, Primula elatior, having clusters of small yellow flowers on a long stem.
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Oxlip, oks′lip, n. a species of primrose, having its flowers in an umbel on a stalk like the cowslip.
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
Drawing her scarlet cloak higher on her shoulders, she bent her steps towards Oxlip Dell.
The first visit we paid the following morning was to Oxlip Grange, to see Coralie.
Huxley held forth last week about the oxlip, which he says is unknown on the Continent.Charles Lyell and Modern Geology
Thomas George Bonney
- 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
Old English oxanslyppe, literally: ox's slippery dropping; see slip ³, compare cowslip
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