primulinus

noun

prim·​u·​li·​nus
ˌprimyəˈlīnəs
plural -es
1
: a gladiolus (Gladiolus primulinus) of southeastern tropical Africa having clear primrose yellow flowers with the uppermost perianth segment much curved in a hood
2
or primulinus hybrid : any of numerous cultivated gladioli produced by hybridizing from the species primulinus and possessing its characteristic hood

Word History

Etymology

New Latin primulinus (specific epithet of Gladiolus primulinus), from Latin primula (feminine of primulus first) + -inus -ine

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“Primulinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/primulinus. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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