Buttercup



any of numerous plants of the genus Ranunculus, having glossy yellow flowers and deeply cut leaves.
Historical Examples

Dr. Wortle’s School Anthony Trollope
The Tale of Betsy Butterfly Arthur Scott Bailey
Daisy Ashford: Her Book Daisy Ashford
The Incomplete Amorist E. Nesbit
Daddy Long-Legs Jean Webster
Dr. Wortle’s School Anthony Trollope
Aunt Kitty’s Tales Maria J. McIntosh
Every Girl’s Book George F. Butler
The Naturalist on the Thames C. J. Cornish
Flowers Shown to the Children C. E. Smith

noun
any of various yellow-flowered ranunculaceous plants of the genus Ranunculus, such as R. acris (meadow buttercup), which is native to Europe but common throughout North America See also crowfoot, goldilocks (sense 2), spearwort, lesser celandine
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