Primula veris
Cowslip Cow"slip` (-sl[i^]p`), n. [AS. c[=u]slyppe, c[=u]sloppe, prob. orig., cow's droppings. Cf. {Slop}, n.] (Bot.) 1. A common flower in England ({Primula veris}) having yellow blossoms and appearing in early spring. It is often cultivated in the United States. [1913 Webster]

2. In the United States, the marsh marigold ({Caltha palustris}), appearing in wet places in early spring and often used as a pot herb. It is nearer to a buttercup than to a true cowslip. See Illust. of {Marsh marigold}. [1913 Webster]

{American cowslip} (Bot.), a pretty flower of the West ({Dodecatheon Meadia}), belonging to the same order ({Primulace[ae]}) with the English cowslip.

{French cowslip} (Bot.), bear's-ear ({Primula Auricula}). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Primula veris — Oxlip Ox lip , n. [AS. oxanslyppe. See {Ox}, and {Cowslip}.] (Bot.) The great cowslip ({Primula veris}, var. elatior). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Primula veris — ID 67727 Symbol Key PRVE2 Common Name cowslip primrose Family Primulaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CT, MA, MD, ME, MI, NY, VT Growth Habit Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Primula veris — noun early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers • Syn: ↑cowslip, ↑paigle • Hypernyms: ↑primrose, ↑primula …   Useful english dictionary

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