primrose

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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 vulgaris.
  5. A flower of a primrose plant.
  6. A light yellow colour.
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primrose ‎(comparative more primrose, superlative most primrose)

  1. Of a light yellow colour.

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