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primrose

[ prim-rohz ]
/ ˈprɪmˌroʊz /
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noun

any plant of the genus Primula, as P. vulgaris(English primrose ), of Europe, having yellow flowers, or P. sinensis(Chinese primrose ), of China, having flowers in a variety of colors.Compare primrose family.
pale yellow.

adjective

of or relating to the primrose.
Also primrosed . abounding in primroses: a primrose garden.
of a pale yellow.

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Origin of primrose

1375–1425; late Middle English primerose<Medieval Latin prīma rosa first rose

Definition for primrose (2 of 2)

Primrose
[ prim-rohz ]
/ ˈprɪmˌroʊz /

noun

Archibald Philip, 5th Earl of Rosebery. Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of.
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British Dictionary definitions for primrose

primrose
/ (ˈprɪmˌrəʊz) /

noun

any of various temperate primulaceous plants of the genus Primula, esp P. vulgaris of Europe, which has pale yellow flowers
Also called: primrose yellow a light to moderate yellow, sometimes with a greenish tinge

adjective

of, relating to, or abounding in primroses
of the colour primrose
pleasant or gay

Word Origin for primrose

C15: from Old French primerose, from Medieval Latin prīma rosa first rose
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