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ranunculaceous Syllabification: ra·nun·cu·la·ceous
Pronunciation: /rəˌnəNGkyəˈlāSHəs/

Definition of ranunculaceous in English:


Of, relating to, or denoting plants of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae).


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

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