The definition of an oxlip is a European primrose that has yellow flowers on one side of the stem.(noun)
A plant that has a yellow rose flower on one side of its thorny stem and that is a cross between a cowslip and a hybrid primrose is an example of an oxlip.
See oxlip in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OE oxanslyppe < oxan, gen. of oxa (see ox) + slyppe, dropping: see slip
See oxlip in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English oxeslippe
Origin: , from Old English oxanslyppe
Origin: : oxan
Origin: , genitive sing. of oxa, ox
Origin: + slyppe, slimy substance; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.
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