king·​cup ˈkiŋ-ˌkəp How to pronounce kingcup (audio)
: any of several plants of the buttercup family
especially : marsh marigold

Word History

First Known Use

1538, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kingcup was in 1538

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“Kingcup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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