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evening primrose

noun
1.
a plant, Oenothera biennis, having yellow flowers that open at nightfall.
2.
any of various plants of the same or related genera.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10
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British Dictionary definitions for evening primrose

evening primrose

noun
1.
any onagraceous plant of the genus Oenothera, native to North America but widely cultivated and naturalized, typically having yellow flowers that open in the evening
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