Primula meaning

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(botany) Any plant of the genus Primula; the primroses.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Primulaceae "” the primroses.
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Origin of primula

  • Short for Medieval Latin prīmula vēris cowslip, primrose (literally, “little first one of spring”) Latin prīmula little first one (from feminine of prīmulus) (diminutive of prīmus first prime) Latin vēris genitive of vēr spring

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

  • The genus Primula was named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778) after Latin primus (“first") because it flowers early.

    From Wiktionary

  • Named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778) after Latin primus "first" because it flowers early.

    From Wiktionary