Definition of ranunculaceous in English:

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ranunculaceous

Pronunciation: /rəˌnəNGkyəˈlāSHəs/

adjective

Botany
Relating to or denoting plants of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae).

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Ranunculaceae (plural), based on Latin ranunculus 'little frog', + -ous.

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Syllabification: ra·nun·cu·la·ceous

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