Definitions for primroseˈprɪmˌroʊz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prim•roseˈprɪmˌroʊz(n.)

  1. any plant of the genus Primula, with showy five-lobed flowers in a variety of colors.

    Category: Plants

  2. Category: Plants

    Ref: evening primrose.

  3. pale yellow.

  4. (adj.)of a pale yellow.

Origin of primrose:

1375–1425; late ME primerose < ML prīma rosa first rose

Princeton's WordNet

  1. primrose, primula(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. primrose(Noun)

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

  2. primrose(Noun)

    A plant of the family Primulaceae.

  3. primrose(Noun)

    A plant of the genus Oenothera.

  4. primrose(Noun)

    Specifically, the species Primula vulgaris.

  5. primrose(Noun)

    A flower of a primrose plant.

  6. primrose(Adjective)

    Of a light yellow colour.

  7. Primrose(ProperNoun)

    . Rare, and of mostly British usage.

  8. Origin: primus, + rose

Webster Dictionary

  1. Primrose(adj)

    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. Primrose(adj)

    any plant of the genus Primula

  3. Primrose(adj)

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

Freebase

  1. Primrose

    Primrose is a village in Boone County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 61 at the 2010 census.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Primrose

    the name of a family in Goldsmith's "Vicar of Wakefield."


Translations for primrose

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

primrose(noun)

a kind of pale yellow spring flower common in woods and hedges.

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