from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several plants in the buttercup family with yellow flowers, especially the marsh marigold.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The marsh-marigold, Cultha palustris.
- noun A plant: same as goldcup.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) The common buttercup.
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- noun UK A local name for various species of
buttercup, or for the marsh marigold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups
- noun any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
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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.