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Noun: cowslip  kaw-slip
  1. Early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers
    - paigle, Primula veris
  2. Swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups
    - marsh marigold, kingcup [Brit], meadow bright, May blob, water dragon, Caltha palustris

Derived forms: cowslips

Type of: bog plant, marsh plant, primrose, primula, swamp plant

Part of: Caltha, genus Caltha

Encyclopedia: Cowslip