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  • n. Plural form of buttercup.


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  • Crocus and buttercups from the German meadow in front of my house, the happiest part of spring.

    baba cool - French Word-A-Day

  • She tried to feel her sins and count them up; but the birds and the daisies and the buttercups were a constant interruption, and she went into the old meeting-house quite dissatisfied with herself.

    The Girlhood of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • "The leaves are as pretty as flowers," said they; and they called the golden leaves "buttercups," and the red ones "roses," and were very happy as they went singing through the wood.

    The Story of My Life

  • "buttercups," and the red ones "roses," and were very happy as they went singing through the wood.

    The Story of My Life

  • Theer's more o 'God in that gert shine o' buttercups 'pon the grass than in all them whey-faced chapel folks put together. "

    Lying Prophets

  • He stabbed his hand into his breast pocket to reassure himself that the little baby blue sheet of stationery with the embossed buttercups on the border was still there.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Yellow buttercups and blue speedwells in the grass, leaves eager with fresh rain in trees above; chiffchaff and blackcap singing; she was not dead yet.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Even the food in their stomachs grass, buttercups, beans, seeds, and young shoots of pine trees was not digested or decayed.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Everywhere was a mosaic of thyme-scented freshness with every contour climbed: sedges or "sieves" as the farmers call them, reeds in clusters by the track, tiny yellow flowers, carpets of a minuscule white blossom, meadow buttercups, mat grasses and emerald turf.

    Country diary: Wasdale, Lake District

  • And the buttercups had gotten their runners down into the damp soil near the pond stream.

    Chapter Two: Oracle


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