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ox·lip  audio  (kslp) KEY 

NOUN:
A Eurasian primrose (Primula elatior) having yellow flowers clustered in a one-sided umbel.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English oxeslippe, from Old English oxanslyppe : oxan, genitive sing. of oxa, ox + slyppe, slimy substance; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots


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