Definitions of primrose

n any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads

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English primrose, Primula vulgaris
plant of western and southern Europe widely cultivated for its pale yellow flowers
Primula veris, cowslip, paigle
early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers
Primula elatior, oxlip, paigle
Eurasian primrose with yellow flowers clustered in a one-sided umbel
Chinese primrose, Primula sinensis
cultivated Asiatic primrose
Primula auricula, auricula, bear's ear
yellow-flowered primrose native to Alps; commonly cultivated
Primula polyantha, polyanthus
florists' primroses; considered a complex hybrid derived from oxlip, cowslip, and common primrose
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

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