Primrose League

Prim"rose` League

. (Eng. Politics) A league of both sexes among the Conservatives, founded in 1883. So called because primrose was (erroneously, it is said) taken to be the favorite flower of the Conservative statesman Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Prim"u*la

(?), n. [LL. See Primrose.] (Bot.) The genus of plants including the primrose (Primula vera).
[1913 Webster]

 

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