What does evening primrose mean?

Definitions for evening primrose
evening prim·rose

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word evening primrose.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. evening primrosenoun

    any of several plants of the family Onagraceae


  1. evening primrosenoun

    Various flowering plants of the genus Oenothera, in the family Onagraceae, especially the common evening primrose, Oenothera biennis.


  1. evening primrose

    Oenothera is a genus of about 145 species of herbaceous flowering plants native to the Americas. It is the type genus of the family Onagraceae. Common names include evening primrose, suncups, and sundrops. They are not closely related to the true primroses (genus Primula).


  1. evening primrose

    Evening primrose is a type of plant, also known by its scientific name "oenothera", that is native to the Americas. They are notable for their beautiful yellow flowers that typically bloom in the evening, hence the name. This plant's seeds are known to be high in fatty acids and have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. The evening primrose is also cultivated for ornamental purposes.


  1. Evening Primrose

    Evening Primrose is a musical with a book by James Goldman and lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim. It is based on a John Collier short story published in the 1951 collection Fancies and Goodnights. Written originally for television, the musical focuses on a poet who takes refuge from the world by hiding out in a department store after closing. He meets a community of night people who live in the store and falls in love with a beautiful young girl named Ella. Bizarre complications arise when the leader of the group forbids their relationship.

Suggested Resources

  1. evening primrose

    Read the full text of the Evening Primrose poem by John Clare on the Poetry.com website.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce evening primrose?

How to say evening primrose in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evening primrose in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evening primrose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Translations for evening primrose

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for evening primrose »


Find a translation for the evening primrose definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"evening primrose." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 2 Dec. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/evening+primrose>.

Discuss these evening primrose definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for evening primrose? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    evening primrose

    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    • A. hypernym
    • B. conveyance
    • C. pluck
    • D. evangelist

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for evening primrose: