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prim·rose

 (prĭm′rōz′)
n.
Any of numerous plants of the genus Primula, having large basal leaves and clusters of variously colored flowers with a five-lobed bell-shaped or salverform corolla. Also called primula.

[Middle English primerose, from Old French, from Medieval Latin prīma rosa, first rose : Latin prīma, feminine of prīmus, first; see prime + Latin rosa, rose.]

primrose

(ˈprɪmˌrəʊz)
n
1. (Plants) any of various temperate primulaceous plants of the genus Primula, esp P. vulgaris of Europe, which has pale yellow flowers
2. (Plants) short for evening primrose
3. (Colours) Also called: primrose yellow a light to moderate yellow, sometimes with a greenish tinge
adj
4. (Plants) of, relating to, or abounding in primroses
5. (Colours) of the colour primrose
6. pleasant or gay
[C15: from Old French primerose, from Medieval Latin prīma rosa first rose]

prim•rose

(ˈprɪmˌroʊz)

n.
1. any plant of the genus Primula, with showy five-lobed flowers in a variety of colors.
3. pale yellow.
adj.
4. of a pale yellow.
[1375–1425; late Middle English primerose < Medieval Latin prīma rosa first rose]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.primrose - any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or headsprimrose - any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads
genus Primula - very large and important genus of plants of temperate Europe and Asia having showy flowers
English primrose, Primula vulgaris - plant of western and southern Europe widely cultivated for its pale yellow flowers
cowslip, Primula veris, paigle - early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers
oxlip, paigle, Primula elatior - Eurasian primrose with yellow flowers clustered in a one-sided umbel
Chinese primrose, Primula sinensis - cultivated Asiatic primrose
auricula, bear's ear, Primula auricula - yellow-flowered primrose native to Alps; commonly cultivated
polyanthus, Primula polyantha - florists' primroses; considered a complex hybrid derived from oxlip, cowslip, and common primrose
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Translations
زَهْرَةُ الرَّبِيعزَهْرة الرَّبيع صَفْراء اللوْنصَفْراء اللوْن
prvosenkažlutý jako prvosenkapetrklíč
kodriverlysegul
esikko
jaglac
halványsárgakankalin
gulurmaríulykill
サクラソウ
달맞이꽃
raktažolėšviesiai geltona
gaišdzeltena krāsagaišdzeltensprīmula
kusymrenøkleblomnøkleblomstprimulalysegul
prvosienkažltý ako prvosienka
primula
ต้นไม้ป่าที่มีดอกสีเหลือง
çuha çiçeğiaçık sarı
hoa anh thảo

primrose

[ˈprɪmrəʊz]
A. N
1. (Bot) → primavera f
2. (= colour) → color m amarillo pálido
B. ADJ (also primrose yellow) → amarillo pálido
C. CPD primrose path Ncaminito m de rosas

primrose

[ˈprɪmrəʊz] n (= flower) → primevère f

primrose

n (Bot) → Erdschlüsselblume f; (= colour)Blassgelb nt
adjblassgelb; the primrose path (fig)der Rosenpfad

primrose

[ˈprɪmˌrəʊz]
1. n (Bot) → primula (gialla)
2. adj (also primrose yellow) → giallo canarino inv

primrose

(ˈprimrəuz) noun
1. a kind of pale yellow spring flower common in woods and hedges.
2. (also adjective) (of) its colour. primrose walls.

primrose

زَهْرَةُ الرَّبِيع prvosenka kodriver Primel πρίμουλα prímula esikko primevère jaglac primula サクラソウ 달맞이꽃 sleutelbloem nøkleblom pierwiosnek prímula примула primula ต้นไม้ป่าที่มีดอกสีเหลือง çuha çiçeği hoa anh thảo 樱草花
References in classic literature ?
Primrose is now almost a young lady, and, Eustace tells me, is just as saucy as ever.
I will begin with you, Sunny Lock," added she, turning to a lovely little Elf, who lay among the fragrant leaves of a primrose.
Wondering still more at all that I had seen, I pushed on towards Primrose Hill.
The beds downstairs are made of primrose silk--with hundreds of big pillows and cushions; there are thick, soft carpets on the floors; the dishes are made of silver; and there are all sorts of good things to eat and drink--special things; the larder--well, it's just like a shop, that's all.
I walked across Regent's Park, and I dawdled on Primrose Hill, without the least result.
There were so many dear delights along the golden road to give us pleasure--the earth dappled with new blossom, the dance of shadows in the fields, the rustling, rain-wet ways of the woods, the faint fragrance in meadow lanes, liltings of birds and croon of bees in the old orchard, windy pipings on the hills, sunset behind the pines, limpid dews filling primrose cups, crescent moons through darklings boughs, soft nights alight with blinking stars.
WHILE she adjusted the broad leaves that set off the pale fragrant butter as the primrose is set off by its nest of green I am afraid Hetty was thinking a great deal more of the looks Captain Donnithorne had cast at her than of Adam and his troubles.
There was Terrence the Magnificent--descended, as Van Horn remembered, from the American-bred Milton Droleen, out of the Queen of County Antrim, Breda Muddler, which royal bitch, as every one who is familiar with the stud book knows, goes back as far as the almost mythical Spuds, with along the way no primrose dallyings with black- and-tan Killeney Boys and Welsh nondescripts.
Primrose we learn to know Oliver's father, Charles Goldsmith.
Chandler protracted his walk until the Forties began to intersect the great and glittering primrose way, for the evening was yet young, and when one is of the
The Duchess, who wore gold-rimmed spectacles, and was a person of weight in the councils of the Primrose League, went calmly on with her knitting.
At length I descried, high up between the twisted roots of an oak, three lovely primroses, peeping so sweetly from their hiding-place that the tears already started at the sight; but they grew so high above me, that I tried in vain to gather one or two, to dream over and to carry with me: I could not reach them unless I climbed the bank, which I was deterred from doing by hearing a footstep at that moment behind me, and was, therefore, about to turn away, when I was startled by the words, 'Allow me to gather them for you, Miss Grey,' spoken in the grave, low tones of a well-known voice.