evening primrose


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evening primrose

n.
Any of various plants of the family Onagraceae and especially the genus Oenothera of the Americas, having four-petaled usually yellow flowers that open in the evening and whose seeds yield an oil used in herbal medicine.

evening primrose

n
(Plants) any onagraceous plant of the genus Oenothera, native to North America but widely cultivated and naturalized, typically having yellow flowers that open in the evening

eve′ning prim′rose


n.
a plant, Oenothera biennis, having yellow flowers that open at nightfall.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evening primrose - any of several plants of the family Onagraceaeevening primrose - any of several plants of the family Onagraceae
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
evening-primrose family, family Onagraceae, Onagraceae - a large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales
enchanter's nightshade - any of several erect perennial rhizomatous herbs of the genus Circaea having white flowers that open at dawn; northern hemisphere
common evening primrose, German rampion, Oenothera biennis - a coarse biennial of eastern North America with yellow flowers that open in the evening; naturalized in Europe
Oenothera fruticosa, sundrops - a day-flowering biennial or perennial of the genus Oenothera
Missouri primrose, Oenothera macrocarpa, Ozark sundrops - evening-opening primrose of south central United States
Translations
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