cowslip

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkaʊslɪp/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkaʊslɪp/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kouslip)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
cow•slip /ˈkaʊslɪp/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Plant Biologya flower, an English primrose having sweet-smelling yellow blossoms.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cow•slip  (kouslip),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologyan English primrose, Primula veris, having fragrant yellow flowers.
  2. Plant Biologythe marsh marigold.
  3. Plant BiologySee  shooting star (def. 2).
  4. Plant BiologySee  Virginia cowslip. 
  • bef. 1000; Middle English cowslyppe, Old English cūslyppe, equivalent. to cow1 + slyppe, slypa slime; see slip3

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
cowslip /ˈkaʊˌslɪp/ n
  1. Also called: paigle a primrose, Primula veris, native to temperate regions of the Old World, having fragrant yellow flowers
  2. US Canadian
    another name for marsh marigold
Etymology: Old English cūslyppe; see cow1, slip³
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