Definition of Evening primrose

1. Noun. Any of several plants of the family Onagraceae.

Definition of Evening primrose

1. Noun. Various flowering plants of the genus ''Oenothera'', in the family Onagraceae, especially the common evening primrose, ''Oenothera biennis''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Evening Primrose

evening-primrose family
evening bag
evening clothes
evening dress
evening dresses
evening glove
evening gown
evening grosbeak
evening gun
evening lychnis
evening out
evening primrose (current term)
evening shift
evening shirt
evening star
evening stars
evening trumpet flower
evening wrap
evenings out

Literary usage of Evening primrose

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Experiments with plants by Winthrop John Van Leuven Osterhout (1905)
"249 is shown a leaf of Lamarck's evening primrose and also one of a new species which sprang from it, namely, the Broad evening primrose ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"THE evening primrose. THERE are that love the shades of life, ... Thon vainer flowers tho' sweeter far, The evening Primrose shuns the day ; Blooms only to ..."

3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"Family 87. ONAGRACEAE Dumort. Anal. Fam. 36. EVENING-PRIMROSE FAMILY. Annual or perennial herbs, rarely shrubs, with alternate or opposite leaves, ..."

4. Genetics; an Introduction to the Study of Heredity by Herbert Eugene Walter (1922)
"LAMARCK'S evening primrose Perhaps the most widely known plant mutations are the progeny of Lamarck's evening primrose, ..."

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