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primrose

/prim·rose/ (prim´rōz)
1. a plant of the genus Primula; P. obco´nica (the cultivated primrose plant) is a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis.

evening primrose  the herb Oenothera biennis, or a preparation of oil from its seeds; see under oil.
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I would much sooner have your good opinion than my silver buttons, any day'; and he ran and plucked all his pretty primroses, and filled the Miller's basket.
At the sound of a cawing overhead I looked up at the huge fighting-machine that would fight no more for ever, at the tattered red shreds of flesh that dripped down upon the overturned seats on the summit of Primrose Hill.
ON THIS DAY PRIMROSE DAY - The Primrose Society places primroses at the statue of Benjamin Disraeli in Parliament Square on the anniversary of his death in 1881.
There is something hugely joyful about seeing the first primroses, their pale flowers are so reassuring.
These are bedding plants bred from crosses between primroses, cowslips and oxlips.
I can understand primroses and bluebells being in the top three, but find it interesting that wood anemones came in at number three - as lovely as they are.
Devon paper mills included a bunch of primroses with every consignment of paper sent out in spring during the 1930s and 1940s and Wiggins Teape continued the practice until the 1970s, when picking primroses became illegal.
No doubt wild primroses have found their way into gardens from the very first time plots were set aside to cultivate food and though No doubt wild primroses have found their way into gardens from the very first time plots were set aside to cultivate food and though they can be used as food and drink - primrose wine must be a delicacy - it is for the joy they bring to spirit and soul that they are prized.
As it turns out, primroses are more varied than generally believed.
THE breeding history of bright coloured giant flowered late winter/spring primroses and polyanthus is obscure.