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oxlip

[oks-lip] /ˈɒksˌlɪp/
noun
1.
a Eurasian primrose, Primula elatior, having clusters of small yellow flowers on a long stem.
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oxlip

/ˈɒksˌlɪp/
noun
1.
Also called paigle. a primulaceous Eurasian woodland plant, Primula elatior, with small drooping pale yellow flowers
2.
Also called false oxlip. a similar and related plant that is a natural hybrid between the cowslip and primrose
Word Origin
Old English oxanslyppe, literally: ox's slippery dropping; see slip³, compare cowslip
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