Ranunculus meaning

rə-nŭngkyə-ləs
Any of numerous plants of the genus Ranunculus, having yellow or white usually five-petaled flowers, and including the buttercups and the crowfoots.
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Any plant of the genus Ranunculus; the buttercup or crowfoot.
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A taxonomic genus within the tribe Ranunculeae "” the ranunculuses, including the buttercup etc.
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Origin of ranunculus

  • New Latin Rānunculus genus name from Latin rānunculus a kind of medicinal plant diminutive of rāna frog perhaps of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin ranunculus (“little frog")

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin rānunculus.

    From Wiktionary