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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 ?
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.
So I shall wait till the spring comes, and then I shall pay him a visit, and he will be able to give me a large basket of primroses and that will make him so happy.'
There followeth, for the latter part of January and February, the mezereon-tree, which then blossoms; crocus vernus, both the yellow and the grey; primroses, anemones; the early tulippa; hyacinthus orientalis; chamairis; fritellaria.
The little balcony of wrought iron which advanced in front of this window was furnished with a pot of red gilliflowers, another pot of primroses, and an early rose-tree, the foliage of which, beautifully green, was variegated with numerous red specks announcing future roses.
The joy with which he recovered it was pretty to behold, and the eagerness with which he ran through the leaves, to see that the violets and the primroses and a spray of meadowsweet, young love's bookmarkers, were all in their right places, touched my heart.
Not many days after this, on a mild sunny morning - rather soft under foot; for the last fall of snow was only just wasted away, leaving yet a thin ridge, here and there, lingering on the fresh green grass beneath the hedges; but beside them already, the young primroses were peeping from among their moist, dark foliage, and the lark above was singing of summer, and hope, and love, and every heavenly thing - I was out on the hill-side, enjoying these delights, and looking after the well-being of my young lambs and their mothers, when, on glancing round me, I beheld three persons ascending from the vale below.
But the pretty thoughts and sweet ways and dear, forgotten kindnesses linger there also, to bloom in your twilight like evening primroses.
After her dance she withdrew from the dialogue and retreated to the ditch wall back of Philly's burrow, where she sat singing "The Rising of the Moon" and making a wreath of primroses for her donkey.
"Many more," said Eustace; "Primrose, Periwinkle, and the rest of them, allow me no comfort of my life unless I tell them a story every day or two.
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.