Caltha palustris
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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  • Caltha palustris — ID 13141 Symbol Key CAPA5 Common Name yellow marsh marigold Family Ranunculaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, CA, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Caltha palustris — noun swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups • Syn: ↑marsh marigold, ↑kingcup, ↑meadow bright, ↑May blob, ↑cowslip, ↑water dragon • Hypernyms: ↑marsh plant, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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