1. Ranunculus

noun. annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot.


  • magnoliid dicot genus
  • Ranunculaceae
  • kingcup
  • Ranunculus glaberrimus
  • genus Ranunculus
  • goldcup
  • lesser celandine
  • butterflower
  • water buttercup
  • buttercup
  • Ranunculus lingua
  • butter-flower
  • greater spearwort
  • Ranunculus ficaria
  • sagebrush buttercup
  • Ranunculus aquatilis
  • pilewort
  • Ranunculus flammula
  • crowfoot family
  • buttercup family
  • crowfoot
  • family Ranunculaceae
  • lesser spearwort

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Sentences with ranunculus

1. Noun, singular or mass
Provide shade cover from the afternoon sun and heat, which will shorten the bloom period as ranunculus do not enjoy the heat.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Young ranunculus shoots make a tender, tasty treat for birds.

3. Adjective
Deadhead fading ranunculus flowers in the spring and summer as they begin to look ratty or droop.