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Definition: evening primrose
n : any of several plants of the family Onagraceae
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Definition: Evening primrose
, n. [OE. primerole, F. primerole, a
derivative fr. LL. primula, from L. primus first. See
, a.] (Bot.)
(a) An early flowering plant of the genus Primula
) closely allied to the cowslip. There are
several varieties, as the white-, the red-, the
yellow-flowered, etc. Formerly called also primerole
(b) Any plant of the genus Primula
, an erect biennial herb (Enothera biennis
), with yellow vespertine flowers, common in the
United States. The name is sometimes extended to other
species of the same genus.
, the two-flowered Narcissus (Narcissus biflorus
, n. [AS. [=ae]fnung. See even
, n., and cf.
1. The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of
darkness or night; properly, the decline of the day, or of
In the ascending scale
Of heaven, the stars that usher evening rose.
Note: Sometimes, especially in the Southern parts of the
United States, the afternoon is called evening.
2. The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as
of strength or glory.
Note: Sometimes used adjectively; as, evening gun. “Evening
(Bot.), a genus of iridaceous plants
) from the Cape of Good Hope, with
sword-shaped leaves, and sweet-scented flowers which
expand in the evening.
(Zo["o]l.), an American singing bird
) having a very large bill.
Its color is olivaceous, with the crown, wings, and tail
black, and the under tail coverts yellow. So called
because it sings in the evening.
. See under Primrose
The evening star
, the bright star of early evening in the
western sky, soon passing below the horizon; specifically,
the planet Venus; -- called also Vesper
During portions of the year, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are
also evening stars. See Morning Star