from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Eurasian primrose (Primula elatior) having yellow flowers clustered in a one-sided umbel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The plant Primula elatior, similar to cowslip but with larger, pale yellow flowers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The great cowslip (Primula veris, var. elatior).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The variety elatior of the common primrose, Primula veris, in which the limb of the corolla is broader and flatter and the flowers are raised on a common peduncle. By many it is considered a distinct species.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Eurasian primrose with yellow flowers clustered in a one-sided umbel
Middle English oxeslippe, from Old English oxanslyppe : oxan, genitive sing. of oxa, ox + slyppe, slimy substance; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English *oxeslyppe, from Old English oxanslyppe ("oxlip"), from oxan, genitive of oxa ("ox") + slyppe ("paste, slimy substance"). Compare cowslip, of similar formation. (Wiktionary)