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Definition of Evening primrose
Evening primrosePrimrose Prim"rose`, n. [OE. primerole, F. primerole, a
derivative fr. LL. primula, from L. primus first. See
Prime, a.] (Bot.)
(a) An early flowering plant of the genus Primula (P.
vulgaris) closely allied to the cowslip. There are
several varieties, as the white-, the red-, the
yellow-flowered, etc. Formerly called also primerole,
(b) Any plant of the genus Primula.
Evening primrose, an erect biennial herb (Enothera
biennis), with yellow vespertine flowers, common in the
United States. The name is sometimes extended to other
species of the same genus.
Primrose peerless, the two-flowered Narcissus (N.
biflorus). [Obs.] Evening primroseEvening E"ven*ing, n. [AS. [=ae]fnung. See even, n., and cf.
1. The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of
darkness or night; properly, the decline of the day, or of
In the ascending scale Of heaven, the stars that
usher evening rose. --Milton.
Note: Sometimes, especially in the Southern parts of the
United States, the afternoon is called evening.
2. The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as
of strength or glory.
Note: Sometimes used adjectively; as, evening gun. ``Evening
Evening flower (Bot.), a genus of iridaceous plants
(Hesperantha) from the Cape of Good Hope, with
sword-shaped leaves, and sweet-scented flowers which
expand in the evening.
Evening grosbeak (Zo["o]l.), an American singing bird
(Coccothraustes vespertina) having a very large bill.
Its color is olivaceous, with the crown, wings, and tail
black, and the under tail coverts yellow. So called
because it sings in the evening.
Evening primrose. See under Primrose.
The evening star, the bright star of early evening in the
western sky, soon passing below the horizon; specifically,
the planet Venus; -- called also Vesper and Hesperus.
During portions of the year, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are
also evening stars. See Morning Star.
Meaning of Evening primrose from wikipedia
- Oenothera biennis
star, sun drop, weedy evening primrose
rampion, hog weed, King's cure-all, or fever-plant.)...
- Evening Primrose
is a musical
with a book by James Goldman
Sondheim. It is based
on a John Collier short story
- Onagraceae. Common names include evening primrose
, suncups, and sundrops. They are not closely related
to the true primroses
(genus Primula). The species...
of evening primrose known
by several common
pinkladies, pink evening primrose
, showy evening primrose
, Mexican primrose
, and amapola...
rosea, also known
as rosy evening
, rose evening primrose
, pink evening primrose
, or Rose of Mexico, is a plant belonging
to the genus...
by the common
name California evening primrose
, is a species
of flowering plant
in the evening primrose
family. The plant
- 2017-06-11. Craik, Laura
(1 June 2015), "Primrose
Hill: the NW1 set has lost its cool", Evening Standard Primrose
Hill – An Urban Village Examined
- pubescens, known commonly
as the South American evening
, is a plant
in the evening primrose family native
to the Southwestern
- in the evening primrose family known
by the common names yellow desert evening primrose
, bottle evening
, and desert evening
. It is native...
- known commonly
as tufted evening primrose
, desert evening primrose
, rock-rose evening primrose
, or fragrant evening primrose
, is a perennial plant
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