Definitions of butter-flower

n any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus

buttercup, butterflower, crowfoot, goldcup, kingcup
show 6 types...
hide 6 types...
Ranunculus acris, meadow buttercup, tall buttercup, tall crowfoot, tall field buttercup
perennial European buttercup with yellow spring flowers widely naturalized especially in eastern North America
Ranunculus bulbosus, common buttercup
perennial Old World buttercup with golden to sulphur yellow flowers in late spring to early summer; naturalized in North America
Mount Cook lily, Ranunculus lyalii, mountain lily
showy white-flowered perennial of New Zealand
Ranunculus occidentalis, western buttercup
perennial of western North America
Ranunculus repens, creeping buttercup, creeping crowfoot
perennial European herb with long creeping stolons
Ranunculus sceleratus, celery-leaved buttercup, cursed crowfoot
annual herb growing in marshy places
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.