Ranunculaceous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ranunculaceous (Bot) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Ranunculace√¶), of which the buttercup is the type, and which includes also the virgin's bower, the monkshood, larkspur, anemone, meadow rue, and peony.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ranunculaceous pertaining to, or resembling, plants of the order of which the ranunculus is the typical genus
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Ranunculus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., a dim. of rana, a frog.

Usage

In literature:

ADO'NIS, a genus of ranunculaceous plants.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
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