from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun [lowercase] Any plant of the genus Primula.
  • noun [lowercase] In dyeing, Hofmann's violet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The genus of plants including the primrose (Primula vera).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Primulaceae — the primroses.

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

  • noun 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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