prim·​u·​la ˈprim-yə-lə How to pronounce primula (audio)

Examples of primula in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use a slug and snail bait every week to keep the pests from consuming the primula foliage and blooms. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Oct. 2021 Wait to plant primula and cyclamen for blooms in the shade and pansies and violas for more flowers in the sun. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Oct. 2021 In my experience primula is not overly sensitive to cold., 19 Nov. 2020 There is another shade-blooming winter annual to consider along with cyclamen: primula. Calvin Finch,, 31 Oct. 2019 In the shade, plant cyclamen and primula for winter blooms. Calvin Finch,, 12 Dec. 2019 Pansies, cyclamen, sweet peas and primula are other beautiful plants for winter color, but wait to plant them until next month. Calvin Finch,, 17 Oct. 2019 Police said Wednesday that the six arrested the previous day for violating forestry laws had collected more than 132 kilograms of primula veris, or cowslip, which can garner 100 euros per kilogram. Fox News, 26 Apr. 2018 Plant cool-season annuals, such as pansies and primulas that can tolerate a light frost, in early April. Tim Johnson,, 26 Mar. 2018

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Word History


New Latin, from Medieval Latin, from primula veris, literally, first fruit of spring

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of primula was in 1526

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Cite this Entry

“Primula.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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