Ranunculaceous
Ranunculaceous Ra*nun`cu*la"ceous (r[.a]*n[u^][ng]`k[-u]*l[=a]"sh[u^]s), a. [See {Ranunculus}.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants ({Ranunculace[ae]}), of which the buttercup is the type, and which includes also the virgin's bower, the monkshood, larkspur, anemone, meadow rue, and peony. [1913 Webster]

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  • ranunculaceous — adjective Of or pertaining to buttercups The stomata are ranunculaceous (anomocytic) and confined to the lower leaflet surface …   Wiktionary

  • ranunculaceous — /reuh nung kyeuh lay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family of plants. Cf. buttercup family. [1825 35; < NL Ranunculace(ae) name of family (Ranuncul(us) genus name (L ranunculus little frog; ran(a) frog + unculus dim.… …   Universalium

  • ranunculaceous — [rəˌnʌŋkjʊ leɪʃəs] adjective Botany relating to or denoting plants of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) …   English new terms dictionary

  • ranunculaceous — ra·nun·cu·la·ceous …   English syllables

  • ranunculaceous — /rənʌŋkjəˈleɪʃəs/ (say ruhnungkyuh layshuhs) adjective belonging to the Ranunculaceae, or buttercup family of plants, which includes also the anemone, clematis, larkspur, etc. {ranuncul(us) + aceous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ranunculaceous —   a. pertaining to or like buttercups; belonging to buttercup family of plants.    ♦ ranunculus, n. (pl.    ♦ li ) buttercup, especially cultivated …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ranunculaceous — adj. of or relating to the family Ranunculaceae of flowering plants, including clematis and delphiniums …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ranunculaceae — Ranunculaceous Ra*nun cu*la ceous (r[.a]*n[u^][ng] k[ u]*l[=a] sh[u^]s), a. [See {Ranunculus}.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants ({Ranunculace[ae]}), of which the buttercup is the type, and which includes also the virgin s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • American nutmeg — Nutmeg Nut meg, n. [OE. notemuge; note nut + OF. muge musk, of the same origin as E. musk; cf. OF. noix muguette nutmeg, F. noix muscade. See {Nut}, and {Musk}.] (Bot.) The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree ({Myristica fragrans}), a native… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anemone — Pulsatilla Pul sa*til la, n. [NL.] (Bot.) A genus of ranunculaceous herbs including the pasque flower. This genus is now merged in {{Anemone}}. Some species, as {Anemone Pulsatilla}, {Anemone pratensis}, and {Anemone patens}, are used medicinally …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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