evening primrose


Definition of evening primrose

: any of several dicotyledonous plants of a family (Onagraceae, the evening-primrose family) and especially of the type genus (Oenothera) especially : a coarse biennial herb (O. biennis) of North America with yellow flowers that open in the evening

Examples of evening primrose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ingredients include wild plum juice, shea butter, green tea, and evening primrose. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 June 2022 Jack Trimper has a list of all the native plants that grow in his yard — evening primrose, milkweed, fleabane — all scrawled in careful cursive, one below the other. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 28 May 2022 Omega-rich evening primrose oil moisturizes and soothes inflammation. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 The showy yellow flowers of Hooker’s evening primrose brighten up the forest. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 24 Feb. 2022 The Lone Star State is home to some 2,700 different wildflower species, including the bluebonnet, Indian paintbrush, and pink evening primrose. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2022 But its main purpose is to provide oodles of skin-softening and smoothing moisture via a 15-minute surge of avocado and evening primrose oils alongside shea butter, aloe, and glycerin. Alexis Rhiannon, Allure, 29 Nov. 2021 And the evening primrose can ease symptoms of insomnia, PMS, nerve pain, asthma, among other ailments and discomforts. BostonGlobe.com, 22 July 2021 My irises are doing well, but they are surrounded and crowded by violets and what looks like evening primrose. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of evening primrose

1761, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jun 2022

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“Evening primrose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evening%20primrose. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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