Primrose definition

prĭmrōz
Frequency:
The light yellow of some primroses.
noun
3
0
The flower of any of these plants.
noun
1
0
Any of numerous plants of the genus Primula, having large basal leaves and clusters of variously colored flowers with a five-lobed bell-shaped or salverform corolla.
noun
0
0
Any of a genus (Primula) of plants of the primrose family, having variously colored, tubelike corollas with five spreading lobes.
noun
0
0
Any of various other plants, as the evening primrose.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
Of the primrose.
adjective
0
0
Light-yellow.
adjective
0
0
Designating a family (Primulaceae, order Primulales) of dicotyledonous plants principally in the Northern Hemisphere, with flowers in clusters on a leafless stem, including loosestrife and cyclamen.
adjective
0
0
A female given name. Rare, and of mostly British usage.
pronoun
0
0

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
primrose
Plural:
primroses

Origin of primrose

  • Middle English primerose from Old French from Medieval Latin prīma rosa first rose Latin prīma feminine of prīmus first prime Latin rosa rose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Invented in the 19th century from the flower primrose.

    From Wiktionary