kingcup
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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  • Kingcup — King cup , n. (Bot.) The common buttercup. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kingcup — [kiŋ′kup΄] n. BUTTERCUP …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • kingcup — pelkinė puriena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Caltha palustris), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Caltha palustris angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • kingcup — puriena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių (Ranunculaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Caltha). atitikmenys: lot. Caltha angl. kingcup; marigold; marsh marigold vok. Dotterblume rus. калужница lenk. kaczyniec; knieć …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • kingcup — noun Date: 1538 any of several plants of the buttercup family; especially marsh marigold …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kingcup — /king kup /, n. 1. any of various common buttercups, as Ranunculus bulbosus, having bright yellow flowers. 2. Chiefly Brit. the marsh marigold. [1530 40; KING + CUP] * * * …   Universalium

  • kingcup — noun /ˈkɪŋkʌp/ A local name for various species of buttercup, or for the marsh marigold. He told me how the wise toad who squats among the kingcups by the stream in summer has a very precious jewel in his head …   Wiktionary

  • kingcup — n. plant of the buttercup family with glossy yellow flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kingcup — noun British term for marsh marigold …   English new terms dictionary

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