primrose

noun
prim·​rose | \ ˈprim-ˌrōz How to pronounce primrose (audio) \

Definition of primrose

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of a genus (Primula of the family Primulaceae, the primrose family) of perennial herbs with large tufted basal leaves and showy variously colored flowers — compare evening primrose

Primrose

biographical name

Definition of Primrose (Entry 2 of 2)

Archibald Philip — see rosebery

Examples of primrose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But hey, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, a local builder is pointing a wall, and there are primroses in the wood. Sylvia Poggioli, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, March 23–29," 29 Mar. 2020 But hey, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, a local builder is pointing a wall, and there are primroses in the wood. Sylvia Poggioli, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, March 23–29," 29 Mar. 2020 But hey, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, a local builder is pointing a wall, and there are primroses in the wood. Sylvia Poggioli, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, March 23–29," 29 Mar. 2020 For equally fun, colorful flowers that don't need tons of sun to bloom, try options like hydrangeas, impatiens, pansies, and primroses. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "The Best Plants to Grow on Your Balcony, No Matter How Sunny or Shady it Is," 4 Oct. 2019 But hey, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, a local builder is pointing a wall, and there are primroses in the wood. Sylvia Poggioli, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, March 23–29," 29 Mar. 2020 But hey, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, a local builder is pointing a wall, and there are primroses in the wood. Sylvia Poggioli, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, March 23–29," 29 Mar. 2020 To protect your strawberries, primrose, pansies and other low-growing plants with vulnerable fruit and foliage against slugs and snails, apply a slug and snail bait every two weeks. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: Geraniums and petunias are putting on a show in San Antonio gardens," 26 Mar. 2020 But hey, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, a local builder is pointing a wall, and there are primroses in the wood. Sylvia Poggioli, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal," 24 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of primrose

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for primrose

Noun

Middle English primerose, from Anglo-French, from prime first + rose rose — more at prime, rose

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The first known use of primrose was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Primrose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/primrose. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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primrose

noun
How to pronounce Primrose (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of primrose

: a small plant with flowers that are usually a pale yellow color

primrose

noun
prim·​rose | \ ˈprim-ˌrōz How to pronounce primrose (audio) \

Kids Definition of primrose

: a small plant with large leaves and showy often yellow or pink flowers

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