a tender primrose, Primula forbesii, native to China and Burma, having white, hairy leaves and rose- or lilac-colored flowers with a yellow center.
The baby primrose is a miniature edition of P. obconica, and it is one of the most lovable flowers imaginable.
ABC of Gardening Eben Eugene Rexford
to take charge of a child while the parents are temporarily away. to baby-sit for (a child): We’ve placed an ad for someone to baby-sit the youngsters in the evening. to take watchful responsibility for; tend: It will be necessary for someone to baby-sit the machine until it is running properly. Contemporary Examples She often […]
- Baby shower
noun a party given for a pregnant woman, to which guests bring presents for the baby Examples Having a baby shower arranged by a family-member or relative is seen as bad form and self serving by many traditionalists. Word Origin 1902 Contemporary Examples He told police that he was just coming from a baby shower […]
- Baby snatcher
noun (informal) a person who steals a baby from its pram another name for cradle snatcher