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Relating to or denoting plants of the primrose family (Primulaceae).
- ‘Especially noticeable in this respect are the flowers of Centunculus minimus, a tiny Primulaceous plant, whose cup-shaped corolla is carpeted at the bottom with slightly-arched, large, juicy, superficial cells, which glitter like silver in the sun.’
- ‘Floral appendages on all four whorls are reduced to a relatively small number, in this case five, i.e., the primulaceous flower is fully pentamerous.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Primulaceae (plural), based on medieval Latin primula (see primula), + -ous.
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