AskDefine | Define primrose

Dictionary Definition

primrose n : any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads [syn: primula]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

primus, first, + rose

Pronunciation

(US) /ˈprɪmˌroʊz/

Noun

  1. An early-flowering plant of the genus Primula, with white, red, or yellow flowers.
  2. A flower of a primrose plant.
  3. A light yellow colour.
    primrose colour:   

Synonyms

Translations

plant
  • Finnish: esikko
  • French: primevère
  • German: Primel
  • Italian: primula
  • Japanese: 桜草 (さくらそう, sakurasō)
  • Polish: pierwiosnek
  • Russian: примула /prímula/
  • Welsh: briallen
flower
  • Italian: primula
colour

Adjective

primrose
  1. Of a light yellow colour.

Translations

colour

Extensive Definition

Primrose may refer to:

Other

primrose in Dutch: Primrose
primrose in Polish: Primrose
primrose in Volapük: Primrose

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aureate, auric, beige, buff, buff-yellow, canary, canary-yellow, choice, citron, citron-yellow, coral, cream, creamy, ecru, elite, fallow, fat, flaxen, flower, gilded, gilt, gold, gold-colored, golden, incarnadine, lemon, lemon-yellow, luteolous, lutescent, ocherish, ocherous, ochery, ochreous, ochroid, ochrous, ochry, or, pick, pink, pinkish, pinky, prime, primrose-colored, primrose-yellow, prize, rose, rose-colored, rose-hued, rose-red, roseate, rosy, saffron, saffron-colored, saffron-yellow, sallow, salmon, sand-colored, sandy, straw, straw-colored, top, xanthic, xanthous, yellow, yellowish
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