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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


  1. primula(Noun)

    Any plant of the genus Primula; the primroses.

  2. Origin: The genus Primula was named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778) after primus because it flowers early.\

Webster Dictionary

  1. Primula(noun)

    the genus of plants including the primrose (Primula vera)

  2. Origin: [LL. See Primrose.]


  1. Primula

    Primula is a genus of 400–500 species of mainly herbaceous flowering plants in the family Primulaceae. They include the familiar wildflower of banks and verges, the primrose. Other common species are P. auricula, P. veris and P. elatior. These species and many others are valued for their ornamental flowers. They have been extensively cultivated and hybridised - in the case of the primrose, for many hundreds of years. Primulas are native to the temperate northern hemisphere, south into tropical mountains in Ethiopia, Indonesia and New Guinea, and in temperate southern South America. Almost half of the known species are from the Himalayas.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Primula

    prim′ū-la, n. the genus of plants to which the primrose belongs. [L. primus, first.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Primula

    A plant genus of the family PRIMULACEAE. It can cause CONTACT DERMATITIS. SAPONINS have been identified in the root.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Primula in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Primula in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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