winter aconite

noun
a small Old World plant, Eranthis hyemalis, of the buttercup family, often cultivated for its bright-yellow flowers, which appear very early in the spring.

Origin:
1785–95

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winter aconite
 
n
a small Old World ranunculaceous herbaceous plant, Eranthis hyemalis, cultivated for its yellow flowers, which appear early in spring

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winter aconite

any of about seven species of perennial herbaceous plants constituting the genus Eranthis of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) native to the temperate regions of Europe and widely planted for their early spring flowers

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We inherited a garden with lots of little bulbs such as snowdrops, winter aconite and glory-of-the-snow.
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