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Pimpernel vs. Primrose — What's the Difference?

Pimpernel vs. Primrose — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Pimpernel and Primrose

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Pimpernel

Any of various plants of the genus Anagallis, having opposite leaves and flowers with a five-lobed calyx, especially the scarlet pimpernel.
Apr 22, 2022

Primrose

Any of numerous plants of the genus Primula, having large basal leaves and clusters of variously colored flowers with a five-lobed bell-shaped or salverform corolla. Also called primula.
Apr 22, 2022

Pimpernel

A plant of the genus Pimpinella, especially burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga).
Apr 22, 2022

Primrose

A flowering plant of the genus Primula.
Apr 22, 2022

Pimpernel

Any of various plants of the genus Anagallis, having small red, white or purple flowers, especially the scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis).
Apr 22, 2022
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Primrose

Specifically, the species Primula acaulis (syn. Primula vulgaris), also called common primrose.
Apr 22, 2022

Pimpernel

Sanguisorba spp.
Apr 22, 2022

Primrose

A plant of the family Primulaceae.
Apr 22, 2022

Pimpernel

(Sanguisorba officinalis)
Apr 22, 2022

Primrose

A plant of the genus Oenothera, better known as an evening primrose.
Apr 22, 2022

Pimpernel

Salad burnet (Sanguisorba minor).
Apr 22, 2022

Primrose

A flower of a primrose plant.
Apr 22, 2022

Pimpernel

(North America) A yellow pimpernel (Taenidia integerrima)
Apr 22, 2022

Primrose

A light yellow colour.
Apr 22, 2022

Pimpernel

(figurative) Someone resembling the fictional Scarlet Pimpernel; a gallant dashing resourceful man given to remarkable feats of bravery and derring-do in liberating victims of tyranny and injustice.
Apr 22, 2022

Primrose

Of a light yellow colour.
Apr 22, 2022

Pimpernel

A plant of the genus Anagallis, of which one species (Anagallis arvensis) has small flowers, usually scarlet, but sometimes purple, blue, or white, which speedily close at the approach of bad weather.
Apr 22, 2022

Primrose

(intransitive) To pick primroses.
We went primrosing on Sunday and returned with a full basket.
Apr 22, 2022

Pimpernel

European garden herb with purple-tinged flowers and leaves that are sometimes used for salads
Apr 22, 2022

Primrose

An early flowering plant of the genus Primula (Primula vulgaris) closely allied to the cowslip. There are several varieties, as the white-, the red-, the yellow-flowered, etc. Formerly called also primerole, primerolles.
Apr 22, 2022

Pimpernel

Any of several plants of the genus Anagallis
Apr 22, 2022

Primrose

Of or pertaining to the primrose; of the color of a primrose; - hence, flowery; gay.
Apr 22, 2022

Primrose

Any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads
Apr 22, 2022

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