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cow·slip

 (kou′slĭp′)
n.
1. A Eurasian primrose (Primula veris) having fragrant yellow flowers, widely cultivated as an ornamental and long used in herbal medicine.

[Middle English cowslyppe, from Old English cūslyppe : , cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + slypa, slime; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.]

cowslip

(ˈkaʊˌslɪp)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: paigle a primrose, Primula veris, native to temperate regions of the Old World, having fragrant yellow flowers
2. (Plants) US and Canadian another name for marsh marigold
[Old English cūslyppe; see cow1, slip3]

cow•slip

(ˈkaʊ slɪp)

n.
1. an English primrose, Primula veris, having fragrant yellow flowers.
2. the marsh marigold.
[before 1000; Middle English cowslyppe, Old English cūslyppe= cow1 + slyppe, slypa slime; see slip3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cowslip - early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowerscowslip - early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers
primrose, primula - any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads
2.cowslip - swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercupscowslip - swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups
Caltha, genus Caltha - a genus of Caltha
bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant - a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath
Translations
petrklíčprvosenka jarní
aurículabelloritacaléndula acuáticacalta palustreclavelina
tavaszi kankalin

cowslip

[ˈkaʊslɪp] N (Bot) → primavera f, prímula f

cowslip

[ˈkaʊslɪp] nfleur f de coucou, coucou m

cowslip

[ˈkaʊˌslɪp] n (Bot) → primula odorosa
References in classic literature ?
Among the grasses carpeting the ground were pretty buttercups and cowslips and marigolds.
Fanny let the dress lie in her lap a minute as she absently picked at the fringe, smiling to herself over the happy time when she wore it last and Sydney said she only needed cowslips in her lap to look like spring.
arrived before 'the half' was many weeks old; and with it a cake in a perfect nest of oranges, and two bottles of cowslip wine.
Bouncer laughed; and pressed Tommy Brock to come inside, to taste a slice of seed-cake and "a glass of my daughter Flopsy's cowslip wine.
Rosebud, if a Cowslip opens three leaves in one day and four the next, how many rosy leaves will there be when the whole flower has bloomed?
Cowslip, during the autumn, had either the measles, or some eruption that looked very much like it, but was hardly sick a day.
Columbine and Ladysmock, Marjoram and Wild Basil, the Cowslip and the Flower-de-luce, the Daffodil and the Clove-Pink bloomed or blossomed in their proper order as the months went by, one flower taking another flower's place, so that there were always beautiful things to look at, and pleasant odours to smell.
They have real glasses and real wine of three kinds, namely, blackthorn wine, berberris wine, and cowslip wine, and the Queen pours out, but the bottles are so heavy that she just pretends to pour out.
Moreover, as Gartner during several years repeatedly crossed the primrose and cowslip, which we have such good reason to believe to be varieties, and only once or twice succeeded in getting fertile seed; as he found the common red and blue pimpernels (Anagallis arvensis and coerulea), which the best botanists rank as varieties, absolutely sterile together; and as he came to the same conclusion in several other analogous cases; it seems to me that we may well be permitted to doubt whether many other species are really so sterile, when intercrossed, as Gartner believes.
The few neighbours of the Squire's own rank every now and then would shrug their shoulders as they drove or rode by a party of boys with Tom in the middle, carrying along bulrushes or whispering reeds, or great bundles of cowslip and meadow-sweet, or young starlings or magpies, or other spoil of wood, brook, or meadow; and Lawyer Red-tape might mutter to Squire Straight-back at the Board that no good would come of the young Browns, if they were let run wild with all the dirty village boys, whom the best farmers' sons even would not play with.
Portions of marmalade had likewise been distributed on a service of plates constructed of curlpaper; and cowslip wine had been quaffed from the small squat measuring glass in which little Rickitts (a junior of weakly constitution) took her steel drops daily.
There were wild-flowers to pluck--the bright red poppy, the gentle harebell, the cowslip, and the rose.