Definition of Cowslip

1. Noun. Early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers.

Exact synonyms: Paigle, Primula Veris
Generic synonyms: Primrose, Primula

2. Noun. Swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups.

Definition of Cowslip

1. n. A common flower in England (Primula veris) having yellow blossoms and appearing in early spring. It is often cultivated in the United States.

Definition of Cowslip

1. Noun. A low-growing plant, ''Primula veris'', with yellow flowers. ¹

2. Noun. (North America regional) A plant in the buttercup family, ''Caltha palustris'', growing in wet, boggy locations. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cowslip

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cowslip

cowrite
cowriter
cowriters
cowrites
cowriting
cowritten
cowrote
cowry
cows
cows' milk
cowshed
cowsheds
cowshit
cowskin
cowskins
cowslip (current term)
cowslipped
cowslips
cowson
cowsons
cowtree
cowtrees
cowwheat
cowwheats
cowy
cowyard
cox
coxa
coxa adducta
coxa plana

Literary usage of Cowslip

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"cowslip, Our Lady's. Gagea lutea, Ker.—Lyte's MS. cowslip of Jerusalem. Pulmonaria officinalis, L.—Lyte. cowslip Primrose. Primula veris, L.—With. ed. iv. ..."

2. The Lady's Book of Flowers and Poetry: To which are Added a Botanical by Lucy Hooper (1860)
"The corollas of the cowslip are often gathered to make a kind of liqueur wine, which is thought to promote sleep "Thy little sons Permit to range the ..."

3. British Phaenogamous Botany, Or, Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of ...by W. (William) Baxter by W. (William) Baxter (1835)
"The blossoms of the cowslip, in its wild state, usually hang to one side, ... Now in my walk with sweet surprise I see the first Spring cowslip rise, ..."

4. Flora Domestica: Or, The Portable Flower-garden : with Directions for the by Elizabeth Kent (1825)
"The cowslip, te cow's lip, is of the same genus as the primrose. ... Though respected both for its beauty and utility, the cowslip, in pastures where it is ..."

5. Nature in Verse: A Poetry Reader for Children by Mary Isabella Lovejoy (1895)
"Said she, " I think a cowslip feast Would be a pleasant thing." So Mrs. Brindle sent a calf Around the farm, to say That she should give a cowslip feast ..."

6. Beverages and Sauces of Colonial Virginia, 1607-1907 by L. S. F. (Laura Simkins Fitchett), L. S. F. (1906)
"cowslip WINE "Where the bee sucks, there suck I, • In a cowslip's bell I lie." Ingredients.—To every gallon of water allow three pounds of lump sugar, ..."

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