Definition of cowslip noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkaʊslɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊslɪp//
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a small wild plant with yellow flowers with a sweet smell Word Origin Old English cūslyppe, from ‘cow’ + slipa, slyppe ‘slime’, i.e. cow slobber or dung.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cowslip