cowslip

noun cow·slip \ ˈkau̇-ˌslip \

Definition of cowslip

1 : a common European primrose (Primula veris) with fragrant yellow flowers

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Origin and Etymology of cowslip

Middle English cowslyppe, from Old English cūslyppe, literally, cow dung, from cow + slypa, slyppe paste


COWSLIP Defined for English Language Learners

cowslip

Definition of cowslip for English Language Learners

  • : a wild plant with small yellow flowers that smell sweet



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