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.
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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
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eve′ning prim′rose


n.
a plant, Oenothera biennis, having yellow flowers that open at nightfall.
[1800–10]
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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
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Endersby starts with an extinct organism (the quagga, Equus guagga), and progresses through some forgotten ones such as the evening primrose (Oenothera lamarckiana), to the commonly used fruit fly (Drosophila), corn (Zea mays), and zebrafish (Danio rerio).