oxlip(redirected from false oxlips)
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A Eurasian primrose (Primula elatior) having yellow flowers clustered in a one-sided umbel.
1. (Plants) Also called: paigle a primulaceous Eurasian woodland plant, Primula elatior, with small drooping pale yellow flowers
2. (Plants) Also called: false oxlip a similar and related plant that is a natural hybrid between the cowslip and primrose
[Old English oxanslyppe, literally: ox's slippery dropping; see slip3, compare cowslip]