Definitions of goldcup
  1. noun
    any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
    synonyms: butter-flower, buttercup, butterflower, crowfoot, kingcup
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    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
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