Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: primrose
IPA transcription: [pɹ'ɪmɹ,oʊz]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: primrose, primula
    Meaning: any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads
Usage examples
  • "Why did you bite poor Primrose?"
  • But no primrose way nor clicking cue could woo the remorseful soul of Perkins the bereft.
  • He never took any notice of them, and his face shone pure and good in the middle of them, like a primrose in a hailstorm.
  • The young Primrose plants, sown in March, have been planted out in their special garden, and are looking well after some genial rain.
  • "She'll come by-and-by." "You will never see her." "She went home to dies, "Till the new year." "Snowdrop!" "'Tis no good To invite her." "Primrose is very rude, "I will bite her."
  • During the latter part of the song-talk, they had formed themselves into a funeral procession, two of them bearing poor Primrose, whose death Pocket had hastened by biting her stalk, upon one of her own great leaves.
  • The unfenced prairie billowed to the horizon a sea of green, diversified by the sky-blue waters of slough and lake, and decked with the hues of gorgeous flowers--the prairie rose, fragrant, tender, elusive, and fragile as the English primrose; the blood-red tiger-lily; the brown windflower with its corn-tassel; the heavy wax cups of the sedgy water-lily, growing where wild duck flackered unafraid.