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[ kreem-kuhps ]
/ ˈkrimˌkʌps /

noun, plural cream·cups. (used with a singular or plural verb)

a Californian plant, Platystemon californicus, of the poppy family, having narrow leaves and small, pale-yellow or cream-colored flowers.

Nearby words

cream puff paste, cream sauce, cream soda, cream tea, cream-crackered, creamcups, creamer, creamery, creamlaid, creampuff, creamware

Origin of creamcups

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; cream + cup + -s3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for creamcups


/ (ˈkriːmˌkʌps) /


(functioning as singular or plural) a Californian papaveraceous plant, Platystemon californicus, with small cream-coloured or yellow flowers on long flower stalks
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