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Buttercup

Buttercup
(Science: botany) a plant of the genus ranunculus, or crowfoot, particularly R. Bulbosus, with bright yellow flowers; called also butterflower, golden cup, and kingcup. It is the cuckoobud of Shakespeare.


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