oxlip

[oks-lip]
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oxlip

noun
  1. Also called: paigle a primulaceous Eurasian woodland plant, Primula elatior, with small drooping pale yellow flowers
  2. 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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