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ranunculus

/rəˈnʌŋkjʊləs/
noun (pl) -luses, -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1.
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
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: tadpole, from rāna a frog
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