noun (plural ranunculuses or ranunculi /-ˌlē/ /-ˌlī/)
A temperate plant of a genus that includes the buttercups and water crowfoots, typically having yellow or white bowl-shaped flowers and lobed or toothed leaves.
- Genus Ranunculus, family Ranunculaceae: many species, including several garden ornamentals.
- Oddly, Hopkins makes perfectly realistic graphite drawings of anemones, tulips and ranunculuses that have the delicacy of drypoint etching; he also paints straightforward Japanese watercolor ‘portraits’ of flowers.
- Plant the last of the bulbs, like amaryllis, anemones, callas and ranunculus.
- Spring-planted ranunculus will bloom in June or July.
Words that rhyme with ranunculusfurunculous, homunculus
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