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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Primulaceae — the primroses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The genus of plants including the primrose (Primula vera).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gamopetalous plants, the primroses, type of the order Primulaceæ and the tribe Primuleæ, characterized by a conspicuous salver-shaped corolla, with five opposite stamens borne on its long tube, and by a roundish five-valved and one-celled capsule, containing many peltate seeds.
- n. [lowercase] Any plant of the genus Primula.
- n. [lowercase] In dyeing, Hofmann's violet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads
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ACCENT – STANDARD R.P. [PRIMULA BRANDYBUCK] Primula is a bright, lively and pretty young Hobbit.
Dear Darwin, -- I ought to have written before to thank you for the copies of your paper on "Primula" and on "Cross Unions of Dimorphic Plants, etc."
In Primulas, such as Primula versis, there are three loci that code for flower and pollen morphology.
Ben hasn't revealed what they bought, but I'm guessing Jus-Rol vol-au-vent pastry, Primula cheese, bacon bits and conditioner for Kate's lovely hair, which uni friends now remember as the loveliest, most fragrant hair ever grown out of a head in the whole of Christendom.
I have several of your natives growing here, including non scripta and the Primula veris and nearly included them in this post.
Back to the base of the daylily hill, at the imaginary feet of Athena is the delightful mix of forget me nots, spent grape hyacinth stalks, yellow acorus and the seed grown Primula veris with their heads up and showing some orange markings never seen before.
English bluebells, Hyacinthoides non-scripta and Primula veris have been spread there and are filling in nicely.
The primrose, Primula veris is said to preserve youth and beauty when worn or carried, or restore those traits if they have gone.
Now if you will excuse me, I off off to find a Primula veris, I am feeling the need!
You seem to have – or you had better have – a nice relationship with that Primula.
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