- any of numerous plants of the genus Ranunculus, having glossy yellow flowers and deeply cut leaves.
Origin of buttercup
Related Words for buttercupbabe, youngster, child, chick, toddler, kid, deduction, suckling, nipper, bambino, button, nursling, tot, newborn, bundle, bairn, dividend, cherub, dumpling, buttercup
Examples from the Web for buttercup
Historical Examples of buttercup
He bit his lip and struck with his cane at the buttercup heads.The Incomplete Amorist
He rubbed some of the yellow of the egg off his chin, and stuck it on his leg like a buttercup.
Look at this buttercup as it begins to learn its new lesson.Parables of the Cross
I. Lilias Trotter
Toby back with a bray of remonstrance, and Buttercup lowered her horns angrily.Little Men
Louisa May Alcott
We have no blue flower that can equal the chroma of the buttercup.A Color Notation
Albert H. Munsell