ranunculus

noun plural -luses or -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 for ranunculus

C16: from Latin: tadpole, from rāna a frog
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