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oxlip

[ oks-lip ]
/ ˈɒksˌlɪp /
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noun
a Eurasian primrose, Primula elatior, having clusters of small yellow flowers on a long stem.
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Origin of oxlip

First recorded before 1100, spelled oxsanslyppan
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British Dictionary definitions for oxlip

oxlip
/ (ˈɒksˌlɪp) /

noun
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

Word Origin for oxlip

Old English oxanslyppe, literally: ox's slippery dropping; see slip ³, compare cowslip
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