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A Eurasian primrose (Primula elatior) having yellow flowers clustered in a one-sided umbel.
[Middle English oxeslippe, from Old English oxanslyppe : oxan, genitive sing. of oxa, ox + slyppe, slimy substance; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.]
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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]
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oxlip[ˈɒkslɪp] N → prímula f
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