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NOUN (1)

1. annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot;
[syn: Ranunculus, genus Ranunculus]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ranunculus \Ra*nun"cu*lus\ (r[.a]*n[u^][ng]"k[-u]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. E. Ranunculuses (r[.a]*n[u^][ng]"k[-u]*l[u^]s*[e^]z), L. Ranunculi (-l[imac]). [L., a little frog, a medicinal plant, perhaps crowfoot, dim. of rana a frog; cf. raccare to roar.] (Bot.) A genus of herbs, mostly with yellow flowers, including crowfoot, buttercups, and the cultivated ranunculi (Ranunculus Asiaticus, Ranunculus aconitifolius, etc.) in which the flowers are double and of various colors. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Ranunculus n 1: annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot [syn: Ranunculus, genus Ranunculus]