American cowslip

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(Bot.) a pretty flower of the West (Dodecatheon Meadia), belonging to the same order (Primulaceæ) with the English cowslip.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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