Ranunculuses
Ranunculus Ra*nun"cu*lus (r[.a]*n[u^][ng]"k[-u]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. E. {Ranunculuses} (r[.a]*n[u^][ng]"k[-u]*l[u^]s*[e^]z), L. {Ranunculi} (-l[imac]). [L., a little frog, a medicinal plant, perhaps crowfoot, dim. of rana a frog; cf. raccare to roar.] (Bot.) A genus of herbs, mostly with yellow flowers, including crowfoot, buttercups, and the cultivated ranunculi ({Ranunculus Asiaticus}, {Ranunculus aconitifolius}, etc.) in which the flowers are double and of various colors. [1913 Webster]

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  • ranunculuses — ra·nun·cu·lus || rÉ™ nʌŋkjÉ™lÉ™s / kjÊŠl n. category of flowering plant with many rich colors (such as the buttercup) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Ranunculi — Ranunculus Ra*nun cu*lus (r[.a]*n[u^][ng] k[ u]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. E. {Ranunculuses} (r[.a]*n[u^][ng] k[ u]*l[u^]s*[e^]z), L. {Ranunculi} ( l[imac]). [L., a little frog, a medicinal plant, perhaps crowfoot, dim. of rana a frog; cf. raccare to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ranunculus — Ra*nun cu*lus (r[.a]*n[u^][ng] k[ u]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. E. {Ranunculuses} (r[.a]*n[u^][ng] k[ u]*l[u^]s*[e^]z), L. {Ranunculi} ( l[imac]). [L., a little frog, a medicinal plant, perhaps crowfoot, dim. of rana a frog; cf. raccare to roar.] (Bot.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ranunculus aconitifolius — Ranunculus Ra*nun cu*lus (r[.a]*n[u^][ng] k[ u]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. E. {Ranunculuses} (r[.a]*n[u^][ng] k[ u]*l[u^]s*[e^]z), L. {Ranunculi} ( l[imac]). [L., a little frog, a medicinal plant, perhaps crowfoot, dim. of rana a frog; cf. raccare to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ranunculus Asiaticus — Ranunculus Ra*nun cu*lus (r[.a]*n[u^][ng] k[ u]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. E. {Ranunculuses} (r[.a]*n[u^][ng] k[ u]*l[u^]s*[e^]z), L. {Ranunculi} ( l[imac]). [L., a little frog, a medicinal plant, perhaps crowfoot, dim. of rana a frog; cf. raccare to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ranunculus — noun (plural ranunculus or ranunculuses or ranunculi) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, from diminutive of rana frog Date: 1543 buttercup …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ranunculus — [rə nuŋ′kyoo ləs] n. pl. ranunculuses or ranunculi [rə nuŋ′kyoolī΄] 〚ModL < L, tadpole, medicinal plant, dim. of rana, frog〛 BUTTERCUP * * * ra·nun·cu·lus (rə nŭngʹkyə ləs) n. pl. ra·nun·cu·lus·es or ra·nun·cu·li ( lī ) Any of numerous plants of… …   Universalium

  • ranunculus — [rə nʌŋkjʊləs] noun (plural ranunculuses or ranunculi lʌɪ, li:) a plant of a genus that includes the buttercups and water crowfoots, typically having yellow or white bowl shaped flowers and lobed or toothed leaves. [Genus Ranunculus: many species …   English new terms dictionary

  • ranunculus — /rəˈnʌŋkjələs / (say ruh nungkyuhluhs) noun (plural ranunculuses or ranunculi /rəˈnʌŋkjəlaɪ/ (say ruh nungkyuhluy)) any plant of the large and widely distributed genus Ranunculus, comprising herbs with leaves mostly divided, and flowers, commonly …   Australian English dictionary

  • ranunculus — [rə nuŋ′kyoo ləs] n. pl. ranunculuses or ranunculi [rə nuŋ′kyoolī΄] [ModL < L, tadpole, medicinal plant, dim. of rana, frog] BUTTERCUP …   English World dictionary

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