Buttercup But"ter*cup`, n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Ranunculus}, or crowfoot, particularly {Ranunculus bulbosus}, with bright yellow flowers; -- called also {butterflower}, {golden cup}, and {kingcup}. It is the {cuckoobud} of Shakespeare. [1913 Webster]

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  • buttercup — [but′ərkup΄] adj. designating a large, widespread family (Ranunculaceae, order Ranunculales) of dicotyledonous flowering plants, including peonies, aconites, and anemones n. any of a genus (Ranunculus) of normally yellow flowered plants of the… …   English World dictionary

  • buttercup — type of small wildflower with a yellow bloom, 1777, from a merger of two older names, gold cups and butterflower …   Etymology dictionary

  • buttercup — ► NOUN ▪ a plant with bright yellow cup shaped flowers, common as a garden weed …   English terms dictionary

  • buttercup — /but euhr kup /, n. any of numerous plants of the genus Ranunculus, having glossy yellow flowers and deeply cut leaves. [1505 15; BUTTER + CUP, from color and shape of flower] * * * Any of about 250 species of herbaceous flowering plants… …   Universalium

  • buttercup — UK [ˈbʌtə(r)ˌkʌp] / US [ˈbʌtərˌkʌp] noun [countable] Word forms buttercup : singular buttercup plural buttercups a plant with small bright yellow flowers …   English dictionary

  • buttercup — Cuckoobud Cuck oo*bud (k??k ?? b?d ), n. (Bot.) A species of {Ranunculus} ({Ranunculus bulbosus}); called also {butterflower}, {buttercup}, {kingcup}, {goldcup}. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buttercup — noun Date: 1777 any of a genus (Ranunculus of the family Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family) of herbs with yellow or white flowers and alternate leaves …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buttercup — [[t]bʌ̱tə(r)kʌp[/t]] buttercups N COUNT A buttercup is a small plant with bright yellow flowers …   English dictionary

  • buttercup — tariamasis narcizas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Amarilinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Narcissus pseudonarcissus), paplitęs pietų Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Narcissus… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • buttercup — vėdrynas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių (Ranunculaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Ranunculus). atitikmenys: lot. Ranunculus angl. buttercup; crowfoot; ranunculus; spearwort vok. Hahnenfuß; Ranunkeln rus. лютик lenk. jaskier …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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