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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: primerose, probably from prime 'first' + rose 'rose'

primrose

noun
     
Related topics: Colours, Plants
prim‧rose
1 [countable]HBP a small wild plant with pale yellow flowers, or the flower from this plant:
a bunch of primroses
2 also primrose yellow [uncountable]CC a pale yellow colour
3

the primrose path

literary a way of life that is full of pleasure but causes you harm after a period of time

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