Meaning of “cowslip” in the English Dictionary


"cowslip" in English

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cowslipnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkaʊ.slɪp/ us /ˈkaʊ.slɪp/

Examples from literature

  • But sometimes in the evenings after a glass of cowslip wine, her imagination took a bolder flight. 
  • Clara laughed strangely, and rose, picking the cowslips from her hair. 
  • He had found the double cowslips, and he knew now that I was neither a liar nor a thief. 
  • Here, the city gallant paused to laugh with the country girl, her basket full of May-boughs and cowslips. 
  • The windows of the cottage were filled with flowers, and cowslips and violets were plentifully scattered about the little garden. 

(Definition of “cowslip” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)