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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The first in rank of the bishops of Scotland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the bishops of the Episcopal Church of Scotland, who presides at the meetings of the bishops, and has certain privileges but no metropolitan authority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the bishops of the Episcopal Church of Scotland, who presides at the meetings of the bishops, and has certain privileges but no metropolitan authority.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The first in dignity among the bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a portable paraffin cooking stove; used by campers
  • n. the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of Scotland

Etymologies

Medieval Latin prīmus, from Latin, first; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin, meaning "the first". (Wiktionary)

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  • "I reheated the tea on Spike Deans' primus, and toasted the bread on the G truck fire."
    - Spike Milligan, 'Mussolini: My Part In His Downfall.'

    May 14, 2009