primrose

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noun prim·rose \ˈprim-ˌrōz\

Definition of primrose

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of primrose

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


First Known Use: 14th century


Primrose

biographical name prim·rose

Definition of Primrose

  1. Archibald Philip — see rosebery


PRIMROSE Defined for English Language Learners

primrose

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noun prim·rose \ˈprim-ˌrōz\

Definition of primrose for English Language Learners

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


PRIMROSE Defined for Kids

primrose

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noun prim·rose \ˈprim-ˌrōz\

Definition of primrose for Students

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


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