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cowslip


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cowslip  \Cow"slip`\  (-sl[i^]p`),  n.  [AS.  c[=u]slyppe, 
  c[=u]sloppe,  prob.  orig.,  cow's  droppings.  Cf  {Slop},  n.] 
  (Bot.) 
  1.  A  common  flower  in  England  ({Primula  veris})  having  yellow 
  blossoms  and  appearing  in  early  spring.  It  is  often 
  cultivated  in  the  United  States. 
 
  2.  In  the  United  States,  the  marsh  marigold  ({Caltha 
  palustris}),  appearing  in  wet  places  in  early  spring  and 
  often  used  as  a  pot  herb.  It  is  nearer  to  a  buttercup  than 
  to  a  true  cowslip.  See  Illust.  of  {Marsh  marigold}. 
 
  {American  cowslip}  (Bot.),  a  pretty  flower  of  the  West 
  ({Dodecatheon  Meadia}),  belonging  to  the  same  order 
  ({Primulace[ae]})  with  the  English  cowslip. 
 
  {French  cowslip}  (Bot.),  bear's-ear  ({Primula  Auricula}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Marsh  marigold  \Marsh  mar"i*gold\  (Bot.) 
  A  perennial  plant  of  the  genus  {Caltha}  ({C.  palustris}), 
  growing  in  wet  places  and  bearing  bright  yellow  flowers.  In 
  the  United  States  it  is  used  as  a  pot  herb  under  the  name  of 
  {cowslip}.  See  {Cowslip}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cowslip 
  n  1:  early  spring  flower  common  in  British  isles  having  fragrant 
  yellow  or  sometimes  purple  flowers  [syn:  {paigle},  {Primula 
  veris}] 
  2:  swamp  plant  of  Europe  and  North  America  having  bright  yellow 
  flowers  resembling  buttercups  [syn:  {marsh  marigold},  {kingcup}, 
  {meadow  bright},  {May  blob},  {water  dragon},  {Caltha 
  palustris}] 




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