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ra·nun·cu·lus

 (rə-nŭng′kyə-ləs)
n. pl. ra·nun·cu·lus·es or ra·nun·cu·li (-lī′)
Any of numerous plants of the genus Ranunculus, having yellow or white usually five-petaled flowers, and including the buttercups and the crowfoots.

[New Latin Rānunculus, genus name, from Latin rānunculus, a kind of medicinal plant, diminutive of rāna, frog, perhaps of imitative origin.]

ranunculus

(rəˈnʌŋkjʊləs)
n, pl -luses or -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Plants) any ranunculaceous plant of the genus Ranunculus, having finely divided leaves and typically yellow five-petalled flowers. The genus includes buttercup, crowfoot, spearwort, and lesser celandine
[C16: from Latin: tadpole, from rāna a frog]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ranunculus - annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercupRanunculus - annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
buttercup, butterflower, butter-flower, crowfoot, goldcup, kingcup - any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
Ranunculus aquatilis, water buttercup, water crowfoot - plant of ponds and slow streams having submerged and floating leaves and white flowers; Europe and North America
lesser celandine, pilewort, Ranunculus ficaria - perennial herb native to Europe but naturalized elsewhere having heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers resembling buttercups; its tuberous roots have been used as a poultice to relieve piles
lesser spearwort, Ranunculus flammula - semiaquatic Eurasian perennial crowfoot with leaves shaped like spears; naturalized in New Zealand
Ranunculus glaberrimus, sagebrush buttercup - small early-flowering buttercup with shiny yellow flowers of western North America
greater spearwort, Ranunculus lingua - semiaquatic European crowfoot with leaves shaped like spears
Translations

ranunculus

[rəˈnʌŋkjʊləs] N (ranunculuses, ranunculi (pl)) [rəˈnʌŋkjʊlaɪ]ranúnculo m

ranunculus

n (= garden flower)Ranunkel f
References in classic literature ?
And the Ranunculus shone brightly, and looked again at Gerda.
There, that is my little story," said the Ranunculus.
You | can plant some summer-flowering bulbs, corms and tubers such as lilies, cannas, ranunculus and gladioli into pots or directly into the ground.
Each bridesmaid wore a champagne-hued chiffon gown with beaded cap sleeves and carried a bouquet of pink and white roses, hydrangeas, and ranunculus.
Ranunculus is considered a spring flower although like many it is available at different times throughout the year depending on its country of origin.
Lily of the valley, hydrangeas, the peony, and ranunculus are also popular wedding flowers.
Shop now for the best selection of bulbs, including crocus, daffodils, freesias, ranunculus, and tulips.
Ac mae yna hefyd flodyn ymenyn yr yd - Ranunculus arvensis - y 'corn buttercup' neu'r 'corn crowfoot' yn Saesneg.
Ranunculus hail from temperate regions and are therefore suited for planting in our garden in late autumn to bloom in March.
Tulip in planter glass pounds 25, pink ranunculus in a clear glass vase pounds 20, hyacinth in square glass pounds 30 from Debenhams.