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

Word History


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

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“Primeverin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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