butterflower
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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  • butterflower — utterflower n. any of various plants of the genus {Ranunculus}. Syn: buttercup, crowfoot, goldcup, kingcup. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butterflower — 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

  • butterflower — noun any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus • Syn: ↑buttercup, ↑butter flower, ↑crowfoot, ↑goldcup, ↑kingcup • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful 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 — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • cuckoobud — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goldcup — 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

  • golden cup — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kingcup — 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

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