cowslip :

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  • n  early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers
  • n  swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups

  • Sturdy though she is, Miss Marple seems off balance in Dillmouth, away from her cowslip wine, her knitting, her garden and especially her friends.
  • Physiologist Erasmus Darwin, who drank little except cowslip wine, announced flatly in 1794: "I have seen no person afflicted with gout who has not drank freely of fermented liquor.
  • Three Princetonians who overlooked something as rare as a cowslip from Mars.

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