Definition of Primrose

1. Noun. Any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads.




Definition of Primrose

1. n. An early flowering plant of the genus Primula (P. vulgaris) closely allied to the cowslip. There are several varieties, as the white-, the red-, the yellow-flowered, etc. Formerly called also primerole, primerolles.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the primrose; of the color of a primrose; -- hence, flowery; gay.

Definition of Primrose

1. Proper noun. (English female given name). Rare, and of mostly British usage. ¹

2. Noun. An early-flowering plant of the genus ''Primula'', with white, red, or yellow flowers. ¹

3. Noun. A plant of the family ''Primulaceae''. ¹

4. Noun. A plant of the genus ''Oenothera''. ¹

5. Noun. Specifically, the species '''''Primula vulgaris'''''. ¹

6. Noun. A flower of a primrose plant. ¹

7. Noun. A light yellow colour. ¹

8. Adjective. Of a light yellow colour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Primrose

1. a perennial herb [n -S]

Primrose Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Primrose

primordians
primordiate
primordium
primorial
primorials
primos
primosome
primosomes
primp
primped
primper
primpers
primping
primpingly
primps
primrose (current term)
primrose family
primrose jasmine
primrose paths
primrosed
primroselike
primroses
primrosy
prims
primsie
primsier
primsiest
primula
primulaceous

Literary usage of Primrose

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1896)
"primrose to oppose the Act of Billeting, which was aimed at Lauderdale, and retained his offices after Middleton's fall from power. In 1076 an intrigue, ..."

2. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1903)
"thought, as well as the facility with which he combines contrary ideas and images, are well exemplified in a poem called The primrose Hill:— Upon this ..."

3. Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties by Moisei Ostrogorski (1902)
"Nevertheless, the primrose League still has a future before it, and a considerable ... VII The appearance on the scene of the primrose League, bringing an ..."

4. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons, Marion Satterlee (1900)
"And unless we are already familiar with the owl-like tendencies of the evening primrose, we are surprised, some dim twilight ..."

5. Experiments with plants by Winthrop John Van Leuven Osterhout (1905)
"249 is shown a leaf of Lamarck's Evening primrose and also one of a new species which sprang from it, namely, the Broad Evening primrose ..."

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