primulinus

noun
prim·​u·​li·​nus | \ ˌprimyəˈlīnəs \
plural -es

Definition of primulinus

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

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History and Etymology for primulinus

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 24 Oct. 2021.

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