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Primrose

[prim-rohz] /ˈprɪmˌroʊz/
noun
1.
Archibald Philip, 5th Earl of Rosebery, Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of.
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primrose

/ˈprɪmˌrəʊz/
noun
1.
any of various temperate primulaceous plants of the genus Primula, esp P. vulgaris of Europe, which has pale yellow flowers
2.
short for evening primrose
3.
Also called primrose yellow. a light to moderate yellow, sometimes with a greenish tinge
adjective
4.
of, relating to, or abounding in primroses
5.
of the colour primrose
6.
pleasant or gay
Word Origin
C15: from Old French primerose, from Medieval Latin prīma rosa first rose
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Word Origin and History for fifth earl of rosebery archibald philip prim rose
primrose
1413, primerose, from O.Fr. primerose (12c.), from M.L. prima rosa, lit. "first rose," so called because it blooms early in spring. Parallel name primula (1101) is from O.Fr. primerole, from M.L. primula "primrose," shortened from primula veris "firstling of spring," prop. fem. of L. primulus, dim. of primus; but primerole was used in O.Fr. and M.E. of other flowers (cowslips, field daisies). The primrose path is from "Hamlet" I, iii.
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