• WordNet 3.6
    • n butter-flower any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n butter-flower Same as buttercup.
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In literature:

What youngster has not held these shining golden flowers under his chin to test his fondness for butter?
"Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" by Neltje Blanchan
Suspect a single buttered flower, suspect it certainly, suspect it and then glide, does that not alter a counting.
"Tender Buttons" by Gertrude Stein
The last things (of Butter, bread, flower) cause the liaison and thickening of the liquor.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
The flowers, or inner bark of the root, simmered in fresh butter, make a good ointment for most cutaneous affections.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The flowers are dried and are used medicinally and for coloring butter and cheese.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
The oblations offered at different shrines are similar to those offered by the Hindus, such as rice, clarified butter and flowers.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
The butter-and-eggs plant, they were well aware, was as free as the clover, or the milk-weed blossoms, or any other of the wild flowers.
"The Tale of Betsy Butterfly" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The fresh flowers have often been used to color butter.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
For the paste a pottle of flower, and make it up with boiling liquor, and half a pound of butter.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
If he had had a good job lately there would be flowers on the table, and ice on the butter.
"Continuous Vaudeville" by Will M. Cressy
Those flowers that have butter-pats to heads come on apace.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
Another flower of the waste places is a pretty little toad flax, or butter-and-eggs.
"Woodcraft" by Alan Douglas
Surely milk and butter must be good when cows are fed on flowers.
"The Cruise of the Land-Yacht "Wanderer"" by Gordon Stables
The butter was as fragrant as a flower and the bread was moist and succulent, delicious to the touch and the taste.
"Prairie Gold" by Various
Orange-flower Water and Orange Butter, 200.
"Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present" by John Timbs

In poetry:

Smeared with butter, off to bed
Crept the sleepy flower.
"Fie!" the good nurse dew-drop said,
Come now to my bower.
"Why The Daisies Are Not All White" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Its fragrant flowers and peanut-butter smelling leaves irrestible.
Its fragrant flowers and peanut -butter smelling leaves irrestible.