noun prim·rose \ˈprim-ˌrōz\

: a small plant with flowers that are usually a pale yellow color

Full Definition of PRIMROSE

:  any of a genus (Primula of the family Primulaceae, the primrose family) of perennial herbs with large tufted basal leaves and showy variously colored flowers — compare evening primrose

Origin of PRIMROSE

Middle English primerose, from Anglo-French, from prime first + rose rose — more at prime, rose
First Known Use: 14th century


biographical name

Definition of PRIMROSE

Archibald Philip — see rosebery
PRIMROSE Defined for Kids


noun prim·rose \ˈprim-ˌrōz\

Definition of PRIMROSE for Kids

:  a small plant with large leaves and showy often yellow or pink flowers
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