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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ranunculus, genus Ranunculusnoun

    annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot

Wiktionary

  1. ranunculusnoun

    Any plant of the genus Ranunculus; the buttercup or crowfoot.

  2. Etymology: From ranunculus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ranunculusnoun

    Crowfoot.

    Ranunculuses excel all flowers in the richness of their colours: of them there is a great variety. John Mortimer.

Wikipedia

  1. Ranunculus

    Ranunculus is a large genus of about almost 1700 to more than 1800 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae. Members of the genus are known as buttercups, spearworts and water crowfoots. The genus is distributed in Europe, North America and South America. The familiar and widespread buttercup of gardens throughout Northern Europe (and introduced elsewhere) is the creeping buttercup Ranunculus repens, which has extremely tough and tenacious roots. Two other species are also widespread, the bulbous buttercup Ranunculus bulbosus and the much taller meadow buttercup Ranunculus acris. In ornamental gardens, all three are often regarded as weeds. Buttercups usually flower in the spring, but flowers may be found throughout the summer, especially where the plants are growing as opportunistic colonizers, as in the case of garden weeds. The water crowfoots (Ranunculus subgenus Batrachium), which grow in still or running water, are sometimes treated in a separate genus Batrachium (from Greek βάτραχος bátrakhos, "frog"). They have two different leaf types, thread-like leaves underwater and broader floating leaves. In some species, such as R. aquatilis, a third, intermediate leaf type occurs. Ranunculus species are used as food by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the Hebrew character and small angle shades. Some species are popular ornamental flowers in horticulture, with many cultivars selected for large and brightly coloured flowers.

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  1. ranunculus

    Ranunculus is a large genus of about 600 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae. They are commonly known as buttercups, spearworts, or water crowfoots. They are herbaceous perennials or annuals with bright yellow or white flowers, usually with five petals, and are native to a wide range of regions, from the Arctic to tropical areas. Some species are often grown as ornamental plants due to their attractive flowers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ranunculusnoun

    a genus of herbs, mostly with yellow flowers, including crowfoot, buttercups, and the cultivated ranunculi (R. Asiaticus, R. aconitifolius, etc.) in which the flowers are double and of various colors

  2. Etymology: [L., a little frog, a medicinal plant, perhaps crowfoot, dim. of rana a frog; cf. raccare to roar.]

Wikidata

  1. Ranunculus

    Ranunculus is a large genus of about 600 species of plants in the Ranunculaceae. Members of the genus include the buttercups, spearworts, water crowfoots and the lesser celandine. They are mostly herbaceous perennials with bright yellow or white flowers; some are annuals or biennials. A few species have orange or red flowers. There are usually five petals, but sometimes six, numerous, or none, as in R. auricomus. The petals are often highly lustrous, especially in yellow species. Buttercups usually flower in the spring, but flowers may be found throughout the summer, especially where the plants are growing as opportunistic colonisers, as in the case of garden weeds. The Water crowfoots, which grow in still or running water, are sometimes treated in a separate genus Batrachium. They have two different leaf types, thread-like leaves underwater and broader floating leaves. In some species, such as R. aquatilis, a third, intermediate leaf type occurs. Ranunculus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Hebrew Character and Small Angle Shades. Some species are popular ornamental flowers in horticulture, with many cultivars selected for large and brightly coloured flowers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ranunculus

    rā-nung′kū-lus, n. a genus of plants, including the crowfoot, buttercup, &c.:—pl. Rānun′culī, Rānun′culuses.—adj. Rānunculā′ceous, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of the order of which the ranunculus is the typical genus. [L., a dim. of rana, a frog.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ranunculus

    A plant genus of the family RANUNCULACEAE that contains protoanemonin, anemonin, and ranunculin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranunculus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranunculus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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