1. [ noun ] (botany) swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups
Synonyms: meadow_bright May_blob cowslip water_dragon Caltha_palustris marsh_marigold
Related terms: marsh_plant Caltha
2. [ noun ] (botany) any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
Synonyms: butterflower crowfoot goldcup butter-flower buttercup
Related terms: herb meadow_buttercup mountain_lily western_buttercup creeping_buttercup cursed_crowfoot common_buttercup Ranunculus
Similar spelling:   kingpin