primrose

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English[edit]

Primula veris
Common primrose

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Middle English primerose, from Old French, from Medieval Latin prima (first) + rosa (rose). The reason it was called this is not clear.

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primrose (plural primroses)

  1. A flowering plant of the genus Primula.
  2. A plant of the family Primulaceae.
  3. A plant of the genus Oenothera, better known as an evening primrose.
  4. Specifically, the species Primula acaulis (syn. Primula vulgaris).
  5. A flower of a primrose plant.
  6. A light yellow colour.
    primrose colour:    

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primrose (comparative more primrose, superlative most primrose)

  1. Of a light yellow colour.

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Verb[edit]

primrose (third-person singular simple present primroses, present participle primrosing, simple past and past participle primrosed)

  1. (intransitive) To pick primroses.
    We went primrosing on Sunday and returned with a full basket.

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