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prim·u·la

 (prĭm′yə-lə)
n.

[Short for Medieval Latin prīmula vēris, cowslip, primrose (literally, "little first one of spring") : Latin prīmula, little first one (from feminine of prīmulus, diminutive of prīmus, first; see prime) + Latin vēris, genitive of vēr, spring.]

primula

(ˈprɪmjʊlə)
n
(Plants) any primulaceous plant of the N temperate genus Primula, having white, yellow, pink, or purple funnel-shaped flowers with five spreading petals: includes the primrose, oxlip, cowslip, and polyanthus
[C18: New Latin, from Medieval Latin prīmula (vēris) little first one (of the spring)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.primula - any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or headsprimula - 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

primula

[ˈprɪmjʊlə] N (Bot) → prímula f

primula

[ˈprɪmjʊlə] n (= flower) → primevère f

primula

nPrimel f

primula

[ˈprɪmjʊlə] n (Bot) → primula
References in classic literature ?
A gilt bamboo jardiniere, in which the primulas and cinerarias were punctually renewed, blocked the access to the bay window (where the old- fashioned would have preferred a bronze reduction of the Venus of Milo); the sofas and arm-chairs of pale brocade were cleverly grouped about little plush tables densely covered with silver toys, porcelain animals and efflorescent photograph frames; and tall rosy-shaded lamps shot up like tropical flowers among the palms.
I also grow the graceful Primula pulverulenta, which holds its whorls of magenta flowers on tall stems.
Each year 3,000 tonnes is produced at the Primula factory in Gateshead and exported around the world.
The Primula Cheese plant, where 3,000 tonnes of spreadable cheese is produced every year, has been visited by TV presenters Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey for the BBC2 programme.
Inside the Factory with Primula Cheese airs tomorrow night on BBC Two at 8pm and will be available afterwards on the BBC iPlayer.
One of the easiest primulas to grow is the drumstick primula, Primula denticulata.
Spring surprises like hazel (Corylus avellana Concorta'), rock cress (Arabis), primula (Primula aucalis) and Aubrieta are perfect for those who can't wait to bring their garden to life.
Tiny Lives Trust, St Oswald's Hospice and Maggie's Cancer Centre were all invited into squeezy cheese makers Primula's Team Valley head office for what they thought was a second-round pitch to be in with a shot of securing vital funding.
OFFER of the week Pretty Primula Primlet produces masses of double or semi double flowers that will grow to look like miniature roses.
PRIMULA DENTICULATA (Drumstick primula) IT'S a joyous sight to see wild primroses in bloom this week.
Primula denticulataThey are really easy to grow, flourishing in virtually any situation provided they are planted in rich soil, although cowslips favour free-draining soil and the Asiatic types provide a riot of colour in heavy soil.
Primula denticulataflourishing in virtually any situation provided they are planted in rich soil, although cowslips favour free-draining soil and the Asiatic types provide a riot of colour in heavy soil.