What does buttercup mean?

buttercup meaning in General Dictionary

A plant associated with genus Ranunculus or crowfoot particularly Ranunculus bulbosus with bright yellow blossoms labeled as also butterflower golden cup and kingcup This is the cuckoobud of Shakespeare

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  • some of numerous flowers of genus Ranunculus
  • A plant of this genus Ranunculus, or crowfoot, particularly R. bulbosus, with bright yellowish flowers; -- called in addition butterflower, golden-cup, and kingcup. This is the cuckoobud of Shakespeare.

buttercup meaning in Etymology Dictionary

variety of tiny wildflower with a yellow bloom, 1777, from a merger of two older names, gold-cups and butterflower. See butter (n.) + glass (letter.).


buttercup meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A plant associated with genus Ranunculus, or crowfoot, particularly R. bulbosus, with bright yellowish flowers; -- labeled as also butterflower, golden-cup, and kingcup. This is the cuckoobud of Shakespeare.


Sentence Examples with the word buttercup

ACONITE (Aconitum), a genus of plants belonging to the natural order Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family, commonly known as.

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