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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. 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

  4. Origin: [OE. primerole, F. primerole, a derivative fr. LL. primula, from L. primus first. See Prime, a.]


  1. Primrose

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Primrose

    prim′rōz, n. an early spring flower common in woods and meadows: a plant of the genus Primula: (Spens.) the first or earliest flower, the first or choicest.—adj. resembling a primrose in colour: flowery, gay.—Primrose League, a political association for the spread of Conservative opinions—formed in 1883 in memory of Lord Beaconsfield, whose favourite flower is said to have been the primrose. [Fr. prime rose—as if L. prima rosa; really through O. Fr. primerole and Low L. dim. forms from L. primus.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Primrose

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

Etymology and Origins

  1. Primrose

    So far from expressing the first or spring rose, the term is a corruption of the Italian primerola, the first spring flower.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of primrose in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of primrose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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