Definition of buttercup in English:

buttercup

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌtəkʌp
 
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noun

  • A herbaceous plant with bright yellow cup-shaped flowers, which is common in grassland and as a garden weed. All kinds are poisonous and generally avoided by livestock.
    • Genus Ranunculus, family Ranunculaceae (the buttercup family). This large family also includes anemones, celandines, aconites, clematis, and hellebores, many of which have poisonous seeds
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    • Some rivals of the purple lilac included the buttercup, goldenrod, Mayflower, wood lily, purple aster, apple blossom, and the evening primrose.
    • One afternoon, on the anniversary of the day she was taken from her family's home, Irina walked through a field of flowers - daisies and buttercups, poppies and sunflowers.
    • I recall clutching colorful handfuls of pale blue cornflowers, dainty yellow buttercups, fragrant pink wild roses and yes - golden black-eyed Susans.

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