from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various Eurasian herbs of the genus Eranthis of the buttercup family, especially E. hyemalis, having palmately dissected leaves and a solitary yellow flower that blooms in winter or early spring.
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- noun small Old World perennial herb grown for its bright yellow flowers which appear in early spring often before snow is gone
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