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buttercup

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Herbaceous flowering plant found worldwide; the many species vary considerably according to habitat, but usually have yellow or white flowers and deeply-cut leaves. Family Ranunculaceae;...

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buttercup

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 19 words.

noun a small usually green variety of pumpkin, Cucurbita maxima, with yellow flesh. [abbreviation of US buttercup squash]

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Little Buttercup

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(Sullivan: HMS Pinafore). Cont. Nickname of Mrs Cripps, who swapped as babies the ship's captain and a simple sailor. When this is revealed and the captain demoted, she marries him. Aria:...

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buttercup

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Herbaceous flowering plant found worldwide; the many species vary considerably according to habitat, but usually have yellow or white flowers and deeply-cut leaves. Family Ranunculaceae;...

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buttercup

in Dictionary Plus Science and Technology

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 40 words.

A plant belonging to one of about 600 species of Ranunculus (family Ranunculaceae). Most are perennial, herbaceous or aquatic, and

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buttercup

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 112 words.

cup, grown-up, pup, scup, straight-up, stuck-up, summing-up, sup, totting-up, tup, two-up, up, washing-up • pick-me-up • fry-up •

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buttercup

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 108 words.

cup, grown-up, pup, scup, straight-up, stuck-up, summing-up, sup, totting-up, tup, two-up, up, washing-up • pick-me-up • fry-up •

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buttercup

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 14 words.

XVII. prob. blending of †butterflower (XVI, after Du. boterbloeme) with goldcup or kingcup.

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buttercup

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 28 words.

Herbaceous flowering plant found worldwide; the many species vary considerably according to habitat, but usually have yellow or white flowers

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Little Buttercup

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 42 words.

(Sullivan: HMS Pinafore). Cont. Nickname of Mrs Cripps, who swapped as babies the ship's captain and a

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Bermuda buttercup

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 4 words.

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Bermuda buttercup

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 4 words.

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Bermuda buttercup

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 4 words.

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buttercup squash

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 5 words.

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mountain buttercup

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 5 words.

noun = korikori.

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Buttercup (<i>Ranunculus</i> species)

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 6 words.

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Buttercup Squash Provides a Marketable Alternative to Blue Hubbard as a Trap Crop for Control of Striped Cucumber Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Andrew F. Cavanagh, Lynn S. Adler and Ruth V. Hazzard.

in Environmental Entomology

December 2010; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 6203 words.

Winter squash is a vital agricultural commodity worldwide. In the Northeastern United States, the primary insect pest is the striped cucumber beetle, Acalymma vittatum F. Using a Blue...

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Extra petals in the buttercup (<i>Ranunculus repens</i>) provide a quick method to estimate the age of meadows

John Warren.

in Annals of Botany

September 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 2608 words.

Background and Aims

There is a widely used crude method to estimate the age of hedgerows (Hooper's rule) based on species' richness. The aim of this study...

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mercy buttercups <i>phr.</i> (<i>US campus</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 40 words.

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Survival of <i>Ranunculus repens</i> L. (Creeping Buttercup) in an Amphibious Habitat

D. E. LYNN and S. WALDREN.

in Annals of Botany

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5690 words.

The turlough form of Ranunculus repens is subjected to several months’ complete inundation with hard groundwater. Experimental flooding to the level of the soil surface had no effect on...

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Mechanical and anatomical adaptations in terrestrial and aquatic buttercups to their respective environments

J.R. Usherwood, A.R. Ennos and D.J. Ball.

in Journal of Experimental Botany

July 1997; p ublished online July 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 0 words.

The mechanical adaptations of the stems of four species of Ranunculus to their respective environments were studied by combining tensile, bending and flow-tunnel tests, with anatomical...

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