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  • n. Plural form of oxlip.


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  • The special food fad of muntjac, he says, is to eat the flowers of oxlips.


  • Lying on the bank, which enclosed the orchard, was a blue-eyed rosy-cheeked little girl; -- the ground ashes had been cut down; and her laughing face was pillowed on the violets and oxlips, that burst from between the roots.

    A Love Story

  • She had been giving them, it appeared, a lesson in practical botany; their hats were adorned with scarlet and yellow blossoms, and they carried bunches of oxlips and violets.

    Woman on the American Frontier

  • The ground was starred with wood-anemones, oxlips, violets, cuckoo-flowers, and in damp places with green-golden saxifrage.

    Combed Out

  • At the bottom of the wood-yard was a little stream, and on the far bank clusters of oxlips were in bloom.

    Combed Out

  • William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued) Most incident to maids; bold oxlips and


  • The only interesting point is the frequency of the production of natural hybrids, i.e. oxlips, and the existence of one kind of oxlip which constitutes a third good and distinct species.

    Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences

  • The weather was bright, the enemy entirely inactive, and the wood, with its oxlips and other spring flowers, its budding branches unscarred by shell fire, was a picture of charm rare in modern warfare.

    The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)

  • Meanwhile Oberon found Titania asleep on a bank where grew wild thyme, oxlips, and violets, and woodbine, musk-roses and eglantine.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 5

  • Young Lionel gathered a nosegay as he went, harebells and violets, oxlips and anemones; thinking all the while of the tales his mother oft had told him about his father's skill in flowers.

    Fifty-Two Stories For Girls


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