Cowslip

Cow"slip`

(-slp`), n. [AS. cslyppe, csloppe, prob. orig., cow's droppings. Cf. Slop, n.] (Bot.) 1. A common flower in England (Primula veris) having yellow blossoms and appearing in early spring. It is often cultivated in the United States.
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2. In the United States, the marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), appearing in wet places in early spring and often used as a pot herb. It is nearer to a buttercup than to a true cowslip. See Illust. of Marsh marigold.
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American cowslip (Bot.), a pretty flower of the West (Dodecatheon Meadia), belonging to the same order (Primulace) with the English cowslip. -- French cowslip (Bot.), bear's-ear (Primula Auricula).
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