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Meaning of BUTTERCUP

Pronunciation:  'butur`kup

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
 

BUTTERCUP is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: butterflower, crowfoot, goldcup, kingcup
 
 See Also: celery-leaved buttercup, common buttercup, creeping buttercup, creeping crowfoot, cursed crowfoot, genus Ranunculus, herb, herbaceous plant, meadow buttercup, Mount Cook lily, mountain lily, Ranunculus, Ranunculus acris, Ranunculus bulbosus, Ranunculus lyalii, Ranunculus occidentalis, Ranunculus repens, Ranunculus sceleratus, tall buttercup, tall crowfoot, tall field buttercup, western buttercup

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\But"ter*cup`\, n. (Bot.)
A plant of the genus {Ranunculus}, or crowfoot, particularly
{R. bulbosus}, with bright yellow flowers; -- called also
{butterflower}, {golden cup}, and {kingcup}. It is the
{cuckoobud} of Shakespeare.

 

 

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