American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Any of several plants with yellow flowers.
- n. Chiefly British The marsh marigold.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant: same as goldcup.
- n. The marsh-marigold, Cultha palustris.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The common buttercup.
- n. swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups
- n. any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
- From king + cup. (Wiktionary)
“It is not their Florence or yours -- and, remember, I would strike at Tuscany through Florence, and throughout Tuscany keep my eye in her beam, -- but my own mellow kingcup of a town, the glowing heart of the whole Arno basin, whose suave and weather-warmed grace I shall try to catch and distil.”
“May flowers" were put at the doors of houses and cattle-sheds, and these were not hawthorn blossoms, but the flowers of the kingcup, or marsh marigold.”
“Just when we were admiring a luscious colony of golden kingcup in a roadside hollow a solitary heron went by, slowly flapping its wings.”
“Our author thews us another fort of kingcup* ia the perfon of Latinus: he was deft en Jed from Saturn, and, as I remember* in the third degree.”
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