from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous herbs of the genus Ranunculus, native chiefly to temperate and cold regions and having acrid juice, often toothed or lobed leaves, and usually yellow or white flowers with numerous pistils.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many herbs, of the genus Ranunculus, having yellow flowers; the crowfoot.
- n. Any flower of the genus Narcissus; a daffodil
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to most of the common species of Ranunculus with bright-yellow cup-shaped flowers and divided leaves, such as
- n. A small, square sugar-plum, colored in a variety of tints, and somewhat creamy inside.
- n. Ranunculus septentrionalis, a vigorous species growing on wet ground in the eastern half of the United States, with the later branches prostrate and rooting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
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