oxlip

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noun ox·lip \ˈäk-ˌslip\

Definition of oxlip

  1. :  a Eurasian primula (Primula elatior) having usually yellow flowers

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Origin and Etymology of oxlip

Middle English *oxeslippe, from Old English oxanslyppe, literally, ox dung, from oxa ox + slypa, slyppe paste — more at slip


First Known Use: before 12th century

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