primulinus

noun prim·u·li·nus \ˌprimyəˈlīnəs\

Definition of primulinus

plural

-es

  1. 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. 2 or primulinus hybrid :  any of numerous cultivated gladioli produced by hybridizing from the species primulinus and possessing its characteristic hood

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Origin and Etymology of primulinus

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


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