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Meaning of PRIMROSE

Pronunciation:  'prim`rowz

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads

PRIMROSE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: primula
 See Also: auricula, bear's ear, Chinese primrose, cowslip, English primrose, genus Primula, herb, herbaceous plant, oxlip, paigle, polyanthus, Primula auricula, Primula elatior, Primula polyantha, Primula sinensis, Primula veris, Primula vulgaris



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Prim"rose`\, n. [OE. primerole, F. primerole, a
    derivative fr. LL. primula, from L. primus first. See
    {Prime}, a.] (Bot.)
    (a) An early flowering plant of the genus {Primula} ({P.
        vulgaris}) closely allied to the cowslip. There are
        several varieties, as the white-, the red-, the
        yellow-flowered, etc. Formerly called also {primerole},
    (b) Any plant of the genus {Primula}.
    {Evening primrose}, an erect biennial herb ({Enothera
       biennis}), with yellow vespertine flowers, common in the
       United States. The name is sometimes extended to other
       species of the same genus.
    {Primrose peerless}, the two-flowered Narcissus ({N.
       biflorus}). [Obs.]
  2. \Prim"rose`\, a.
    Of or pertaining to the primrose; of the color of a primrose;
    -- hence, flowery; gay. ``The primrose path of dalliance.''
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing primrose in your dream, symbolizes purity, youth, and vitality.