oxlip

noun
ox·​lip | \ ˈäk-ˌslip How to pronounce oxlip (audio) \

Definition of oxlip

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

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First Known Use of oxlip

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oxlip

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

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The first known use of oxlip was before the 12th century

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“Oxlip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxlip. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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