primerolles
Primrose 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} ({Primula vulgaris}) closely allied to the cowslip. There are several varieties, as the white-, the red-, the yellow-flowered, etc. Formerly called also {primerole}, {primerolles}. (b) Any plant of the genus {Primula}. [1913 Webster]

{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 ({Narcissus biflorus}). [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Enothera biennis — Primrose 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} ({Primula vulgaris}) closely allied to the cowslip. There are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Evening primrose — Primrose 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} ({Primula vulgaris}) closely allied to the cowslip. There are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Narcissus biflorus — Primrose 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} ({Primula vulgaris}) closely allied to the cowslip. There are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • primerole — Primrose 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} ({Primula vulgaris}) closely allied to the cowslip. There are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Primrose — 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} ({Primula vulgaris}) closely allied to the cowslip. There are several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Primrose peerless — Primrose 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} ({Primula vulgaris}) closely allied to the cowslip. There are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Primula vulgaris — Primrose 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} ({Primula vulgaris}) closely allied to the cowslip. There are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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