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oxlip (ˈɒksˌlɪp Pronunciation for oxlip



  1. Also called: paigle. a primulaceous Eurasian woodland plant, Primula elatior, with small drooping pale yellow flowers
  2. Also called: false oxlip. a similar and related plant that is a natural hybrid between the cowslip and primrose

Word Origin

Old English oxanslyppe, literally: ox's slippery dropping; see slip3, compare cowslip


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