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2 definitions found
 for Ranunculus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ranunculus \Ra*nun"cu*lus\ (r[.a]*n[u^][ng]"k[-u]*l[u^]s), n.;
     pl. E. Ranunculuses (r[.a]*n[u^][ng]"k[-u]*l[u^]s*[e^]z),
     L. Ranunculi (-l[imac]). [L., a little frog, a medicinal
     plant, perhaps crowfoot, dim. of rana a frog; cf. raccare to
     roar.] (Bot.)
     A genus of herbs, mostly with yellow flowers, including
     crowfoot, buttercups, and the cultivated ranunculi
     ({Ranunculus Asiaticus, Ranunculus aconitifolius, etc.) in
     which the flowers are double and of various colors.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Ranunculus
      n 1: annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot
           [syn: Ranunculus, genus Ranunculus]

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