buttercup

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noun but·ter·cup \-ˌkəp\

Definition of buttercup

  1. :  any of a genus (Ranunculus of the family Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family) of herbs with yellow or white flowers and alternate leaves

1777

First Known Use of buttercup

1777


BUTTERCUP Defined for English Language Learners

buttercup

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noun but·ter·cup \-ˌkəp\

Definition of buttercup for English Language Learners

  • : a wild plant that has small yellow flowers that are shaped like cups


BUTTERCUP Defined for Kids

buttercup

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noun but·ter·cup \ˈbə-tər-ˌkəp\

Definition of buttercup for Students

  1. :  a common wildflower with bright yellow blossoms


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