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any plant of the genus Primula, as P. vulgaris (English primrose) of Europe, having yellow flowers, or P. sinensis (Chinese primrose) of China, having flowers in a variety of colors.
of or relating to the primrose.
Also, primrosed. abounding in primroses:
a primrose garden.
of a pale yellow.
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.
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noun 1. vermilion; orange red; red chrome. noun 1.
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noun 1. the revolution in China in 1911, resulting in the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty and in the establishment of a republic in 1912. 2. the events that culminated in the overthrow of the Nationalist regime and the establishment of the People’s Republic of China by the Chinese Communist Party in 1949. noun 1. […]