primrose \PRIM-rohz, noun:
1. Pale yellow.
2. Any plant of the genus Primula, as P. vulgaris (English primrose), of Europe, having yellow flowers, or P. sinensis (Chinese primrose), of China, having flowers in a variety of colors. Compare primrose family.
3. Evening primrose.
The thoughts circling Sarah’s head kept time with the rhythm of her spoon as she stirred the pale-primrose mixture of egg yolks and cream in the pan.
— India Grey, Powerful Italian, Penniless Housekeeper
The room was high and white and primrose gold, flanked by Greek columns that caught the lickety amber light of a thousand candles.
— Don DeLillo, Underworld
Primrose literally meant “first rose” in Old French. It was so called because the yellow rose is one of the earliest blooming roses in the Spring.