Primrose Prim"rose`, a. Of or pertaining to the primrose; of the color of a primrose; -- hence, flowery; gay. ``The primrose path of dalliance.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Primrose — may refer to:Communities* Primrose, Alaska * Primrose, Nebraska * Primrose, Rhode Island * Primrose, WisconsinPeople* William Primrose, a violist * Hannah Primrose, Countess of Rosebery * Earl of Rosebery * Laird of Burnbrae * Primrose (singer),… …   Wikipedia

  • Primrose — (englisch für Primel) ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Primrose (Alaska) Primrose (Iowa) Primrose (Nebraska) Primrose (Rhode Island) Primrose (Texas) Primrose (Wisconsin) Primrose Township (Steele County, North Dakota)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Primrose — Primrose, AK U.S. Census Designated Place in Alaska Population (2000): 93 Housing Units (2000): 47 Land area (2000): 37.394822 sq. miles (96.852140 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.971281 sq. miles (2.515607 sq. km) Total area (2000): 38.366103 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • primrose — [prim′rōz΄] n. [ME primerose < MFr, altered (infl. by rose, ROSE1) < OFr primerole, primrose < ML primula, flower, daisy, primrose < L primus, first: see PRIME] 1. any of a genus (Primula) of plants of the primrose family, having… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 —   [ prɪmrəʊz], Sir (seit 1953) William, britischer Bratschist, * Glasgow 23. 8. 1903, ✝ Provo (Utah) 1. 5. 1982; gehörte 1937 42 als 1. Bratschist dem NBC Sinfonieorchester New York an. 1939 gründete er das W. Primrose Quartet. Auf seine Anregung …   Universal-Lexikon

  • primrose — early 15c., primerose, from O.Fr. primerose (12c.), from M.L. prima rosa, lit. first rose, so called because it blooms early in spring. Parallel name primula (c.1100) is from O.Fr. primerole, from M.L. primula primrose, shortened from primula… …   Etymology dictionary

  • primrose — ► NOUN 1) a woodland and hedgerow plant which produces pale yellow flowers. 2) a pale yellow colour. ● primrose path Cf. ↑primrose path ORIGIN probably related to Latin prima rosa first rose …   English terms dictionary

  • Primrose — f English: one of the several female names taken from words for flowers in the late 19th century. The word is from Latin prima rosa first rose, although it does not in fact have any connection with the rose family and does not bloom particularly… …   First names dictionary

  • Primrose —    PRIMROSE, county of Edinburgh.    See Carrington …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

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