primula

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n primula any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Primula (Bot) The genus of plants including the primrose (Primula vera).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Primula prim′ū-la the genus of plants to which the primrose belongs.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. See Primrose
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. primus, first.

Usage

In literature:

The case of Primula is now well known.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
But on examining the common species of Primula I found that the two forms were much too regular and constant to be thus viewed.
"The Autobiography of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
But on examining the common species of Primula I found that the two forms were much too regular and constant to be thus viewed.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)" by Charles Darwin
Do oblige me by reading the latter half of my Primula paper in the 'Linn.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)" by Charles Darwin
November: Primula paper read at Linnean Society.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Asa Gray says they present two forms like Primula.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
These require the same treatment as Primulas.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
Primula of the Khasya hills.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Where there is no greenhouse, but only a hot-bed, it is still possible to grow good Primulas, with care and patience.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Primula, 212; P. capitata, 213.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
Primula, varieties of, 49.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
We are now in the region of the primulas for which (besides its orchids and rhododendrons) Sikkim is famous.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
Like the common primrose, the primula exhibits both pin-eyed and thrum-eyed varieties.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
I also have in blossom an Abutilon and three Obconica Primulas.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
Primula flitted sylph-like through the circle of ladies.
"Through Night to Light" by Friedrich Spielhagen
PRIMULAS, or PRIMROSES, are of various kinds.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
But on examining the common species of Primula, I found that the two forms were much too regular and constant to be thus viewed.
"Charles Darwin: His Life in an Autobiographical Chapter, and in a Selected Series of His Published Letters" by Charles Darwin
Primula sikkimensis, Hook, microform Primula capitata, Hook.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
The Primulas have been singularly shabby.
"A Year in a Lancashire Garden" by Henry Arthur Bright
And when the sun had shone long and warmly on the mossy ground, the fair primulas opened out by hundreds and by thousands.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
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In poetry:

The scillas show their frosty blue;
The primulas look up and nod,
Their rosy florets scattering dew;
The avenue
Is lit with almond sprays a-bud
Like Aaron's mystic rod.
"Leaf-Time" by David Gow

In news:

Primula & Cyclamen Trials.
While Sakata is hosting primula trials in Denmark, Hortus Group will host its cyclamen trials in California.
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