1. primula

noun. any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads.


  • cowslip
  • polyanthus
  • Chinese primrose
  • Primula elatior
  • Primula veris
  • Primula auricula
  • paigle
  • Primula polyantha
  • auricula
  • oxlip
  • Primula vulgaris
  • English primrose
  • primrose
  • bear's ear
  • herbaceous plant
  • genus Primula
  • Primula sinensis

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Example sentences of the word primula

1. Noun, singular or mass
No matter what you look for in a blossom, there's likely a primrose (or another member of the extended primula family) that will fit the bill.

2. Adjective
The Ardtonish Gardens in the West Highlands features a primula garden with many drumstick and candelabra primulas.