Definition of primrose
: 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
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The researchers purchased 71 bee-friendly plants—including daisies, lavender, marigolds, asters and primrose—at 18 Lowe’s, Walmart and Home Depot outlets across the United States and Canada.
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Definition of Primrose
Archibald Philip — see rosebery
PRIMROSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of primrose for English Language Learners
: a small plant with flowers that are usually a pale yellow color
PRIMROSE Defined for Kids
Definition of primrose for Students
: a small plant with large leaves and showy often yellow or pink flowers
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