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