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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Translations
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References in classic literature ?
But the pretty thoughts and sweet ways and dear, forgotten kindnesses linger there also, to bloom in your twilight like evening primroses.
Evening primrose oil is a good substitute for other ingredients that are generally used in pharmaceutical industries since the past several years.
Pixi Jasmine Oil Blend PS26, www.marksandspencer.com A blend of jasmine flower extract, evening primrose and grapeseed oil helps to nourish and protect skin Frances Prescott Tri Balm, PS39, www.francesprescott.com A multi-purpose luxury balm made from natural ingredients to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise in one step Body Shop Vitamin spray PS10, www.bodyshop.com Containing Rosewater and vitamin E, use this spray as an instant pick-me-up and to boost hydration Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant, PS20, www.boots.com All the benefits of the classic Eight Hour Cream in a handy carryanywhere stick
Effamol Woman Evening Primrose oil 500mg capsules cost PS9.50 at Waitrose for 90.
This plant extract comes from the seed of the evening primrose plant, and is rich in omega 6 fatty acids and vitamin E.
A number of studies have examined whether supplements that contain GLA (such as evening primrose oil and borage oil) are beneficial for eczema patients.
Nothing worked until I tried taking evening primrose oil capsules.
With this in mind, I've cut back on cigarettes, and am eating healthier and taking supplements, among them evening primrose oil.
Of these evening primrose (Oenothera biensis L.) is used in the treatment of a number of diseases due to its distinct antioxidative and medicinal properties.
The researchers examined various flaxseed, black currant, borage and evening primrose oils as part of its new report.