Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 11/01/14 Primrose

Primrose (noun, adjective)
primrose [prim-rohz]


noun
1. any plant of the genus Primula, as P. vulgaris (English primrose) of Europe, having yellow flowers, or P. sinensis (Chinese primrose) of China, having flowers in a variety of colors.
Compare primrose family.
2. evening primrose.
3. pale yellow.

adjective
4. of or pertaining to the primrose.
5. Also, primrosed. abounding in primroses: a primrose garden.
6. of a pale yellow.

Origin: 1375-1425; late Middle English primerose < Medieval Latin prīma rosa first rose

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