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king·cup

 (kĭng′kŭp′)
n. Chiefly British
Any of several plants in the buttercup family with yellow flowers, especially the marsh marigold.

kingcup

(ˈkɪŋˌkʌp)
n
(Plants) Brit any of several yellow-flowered ranunculaceous plants, esp the marsh marigold

king•cup

(ˈkɪŋˌkʌp)

n.
2. the marsh marigold.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kingcup - swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercupskingcup - swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups
Caltha, genus Caltha - a genus of Caltha
bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant - a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath
2.kingcup - any of various plants of the genus Ranunculuskingcup - any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
genus Ranunculus, Ranunculus - annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot
meadow buttercup, Ranunculus acris, tall buttercup, tall crowfoot, tall field buttercup - perennial European buttercup with yellow spring flowers widely naturalized especially in eastern North America
common buttercup, Ranunculus bulbosus - perennial Old World buttercup with golden to sulphur yellow flowers in late spring to early summer; naturalized in North America
Mount Cook lily, Ranunculus lyalii, mountain lily - showy white-flowered perennial of New Zealand
Ranunculus occidentalis, western buttercup - perennial of western North America
creeping buttercup, creeping crowfoot, Ranunculus repens - perennial European herb with long creeping stolons
celery-leaved buttercup, cursed crowfoot, Ranunculus sceleratus - annual herb growing in marshy places
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Translations

kingcup

[ˈkɪŋkʌp] Nbotón m de oro

kingcup

[ˈkɪŋˌkʌp] n (flower) → botton m d'oro
References in classic literature ?
A charger neighs; one turns to start, Crushing the kingcups as he flies, And one pale maiden vainly tries To hush the tumult in her heart And veil the secret of her eyes.
But while admiring my neighbour, I don't think I shall ever try to follow in her steps, my talents not being of the energetic and organising variety, but rather of that order which makes their owner almost lamentably prone to take up a volume of poetry and wander out to where the kingcups grow, and, sitting on a willow trunk beside a little stream, forget the very existence of everything but green pastures and still waters, and the glad blowing of the wind across the joyous fields.
It goes by many common names, including kingcup, which gives you a fair idea of what to expect - grand, chalice-like flowers, always of a rich golden yellow.
The kingcup is another name for which British flower?