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any of various temperate primulaceous plants of the genus Primula, esp P. vulgaris of Europe, which has pale yellow flowers
short for evening primrose
Also called primrose yellow. a light to moderate yellow, sometimes with a greenish tinge
of, relating to, or abounding in primroses
of the colour primrose
pleasant or gay
late 14c., prymrose, from Old French primerose, primerole (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin prima rosa, literally “first rose,” so called because it blooms early in spring (see prime (adj.)). As the name of a pale yellow color, by 1844.
Parallel name primula (c.1100) is from Old French primerole, from Medieval Latin primula “primrose,” shortened from primula veris “firstling of spring,” thus properly fem. of Latin primulus, diminutive of primus; but primerole was used in Old French and Middle English of other flowers (cowslips, field daisies). The primrose path is from “Hamlet” I, iii.
A(sa) Philip, 1889–1979, U.S. labor leader: president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters 1925–68. Edmund Jennings [jen-ings] /ˈdʒɛn ɪŋs/ (Show IPA), 1753–1813, U.S. statesman: first U.S. Attorney General 1789–94; secretary of state 1794–95. John, 1773–1833, U.S. statesman and author. a town in E Massachusetts, S of Boston. a male given name. Contemporary Examples Randolph […]
Arthur Penrhyn [pen-rin] /ˈpɛn rɪn/ (Show IPA), (Dean Stanley) 1815–81, English clergyman and author. Edward George Geoffrey Smith, 14th Earl of Derby, 1799–1869, British statesman: prime minister 1852, 1858–59, 1866–68. Francis Edgar, 1849–1918, and his twin brother Freelan [free-luh n] /ˈfri lən/ (Show IPA) 1849–1940, U.S. inventors and manufacturers: developed steam-powered car. Sir Henry Morton […]
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a peculiar A star whose emission spectrum is characterized by abnormally strong lines of certain ionized metals.
Archibald Percival, 1st Earl, 1883–1950, British field marshal and author: viceroy of India 1943–47. Historical Examples Again, in careful Swahili, Wavell endeavoured to find traces of evidence for or against the accused. Cupid in Africa P. C. Wren “He says he did not mean to steal the tobacco,” interpreted Wavell. Cupid in Africa P. C. […]