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n. pl. pri·mus·es
often Primus The first in rank of the Episcopal bishops of Scotland.
(Protestantism) Scottish Episcopal Church the presiding bishop in the Synod
[from Latin: first]
(Cookery) trademark a portable paraffin cooking stove, used esp by campers. Also called: Primus stove
(in prescriptions) first.
[1790–1800; < Latin prīmus; see prime]
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|Noun||1.||primus - the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of Scotland|
bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
|2.||Primus - a portable paraffin cooking stove; used by campers|