noun pri·me·verin \ˌprīməˈvirə̇n, -ver-\

Definition of primeverin



  1. :  a crystalline glycoside C20H28O13 that is found in the cowslip (Primula veris) and that on hydrolysis yields primeverose and a derivative of salicylic acid

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Origin and Etymology of primeverin

International Scientific Vocabulary primever- (from French primevère cowslip, from Old French primevoire, literally, spring, probably short for flour de primevoire spring flower, from flour flower + de of—from Latin, from—+ primevoire —from Late Latin prima vera early spring—) + -in — more at flower, de-, primavera

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a brief usually trivial fact

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