primrose yellow
noun Date: 1882 1. a light to moderate greenish yellow 2. a light to moderate yellow

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  • primrose yellow — noun (U) a light yellow colour primrose yellow, primrose adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • primrose yellow — primrose (def. 3). [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • primrose yellow — noun 1. : a light to moderate greenish yellow 2. : a light to moderate yellow …   Useful english dictionary

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  • primrose — Synonyms and related words: aureate, auric, beige, buff, buff yellow, canary, canary yellow, choice, citron, citron yellow, coral, cream, creamy, ecru, elite, fallow, fat, flaxen, flower, gilded, gilt, gold, gold colored, golden, incarnadine,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • yellow — yel|low1 W3S2 [ˈjeləu US lou] adj [: Old English; Origin: geolu] 1.) having the colour of butter or the middle part of an egg ▪ yellow flowers →↑chrome yellow,lemon yellow at ↑lemon2 , primrose yellow at ↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • primrose — prim|rose [ˈprımrəuz US rouz] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: primerose, probably from prime first + rose rose ] 1.) a small wild plant with pale yellow flowers, or the flower from this plant ▪ a bunch of primroses 2.) also primrose… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • primrose — noun 1 (C) a small wild plant with light yellow flowers, or the flower from this plant 2 (U) primrose yellow 3 the primrose path literary a way of life full of pleasure that harms the soul …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

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