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1. A Eurasian primrose (Primula veris) having fragrant yellow flowers, widely cultivated as an ornamental and long used in herbal medicine.
2. See marsh marigold.
[Middle English cowslyppe, from Old English cūslyppe : cū, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + slypa, slime; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.]
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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]
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1. an English primrose, Primula veris, having fragrant yellow flowers.
2. the marsh marigold.
[before 1000; Middle English cowslyppe, Old English cūslyppe=cū cow1 + slyppe, slypa slime; see slip3]
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|Noun||1.||cowslip - early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers|
|2.||cowslip - swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups|
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
cowslip[ˈkaʊslɪp] n → fleur f de coucou, coucou m
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cowslip[ˈkaʊˌslɪp] n (Bot) → primula odorosa
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