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prim•rose



Pronunciation: (prim'rōz"), [key]
n.
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. Cf. primrose family.
2. See evening primrose.
3. pale yellow.

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the primrose.
2. Also,prim'rosed".abounding in primroses: a primrose garden.
3. of a pale yellow.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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